C1791

Phasma dilatatum. (Malaysian stick insect.)

Artist:

Sydney Parkinson (1768 - 1771)

Very rare engraving of the Malaysian stick insect which produces the largest egg of any insect. Modern binomial name Heteropteryx dilatata Modern common name Malaysian stick insect, Malayan jungle nymph, or Malayan wood nymph First Described Parkinson, 1798 Distribution Malaysia … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Phasma dilatatum. (Malaysian stick insect.)

Date:

C1791

Artist:

Sydney Parkinson (1768 - 1771)

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Copper engraving with original hand colouring

Image Size: 

155mm 
x 200mm

Paper Size: 

210mm 
x 265mm
AUTHENTICITY
Phasma dilatatum. (Malaysian stick insect.) - Antique Print from 1791

Genuine antique
dated:

1791

Description:

Very rare engraving of the Malaysian stick insect which produces the largest egg of any insect.

Modern binomial name Heteropteryx dilatata

Modern common name Malaysian stick insect, Malayan jungle nymph, or Malayan wood nymph

First Described Parkinson, 1798

Distribution Malaysia

From Transactions of the Linnean Society, with it’s accompanying letterpress descrition.

Biography:

Sydney Parkinson   (1768-1771)

Parkinson was bom in Edinburgh, Scotland and from an early age his artistic abilities were noticed. He was employed by  Joseph Banks in London before joining him and Daniel Solander on James Cook’s Endeavour on a circumnavigation of the globe (1768-1771) as a botanical draughtsman. During the voyage, he made at least 1,300 drawings and paintings. Parkinson was the first European to draw eucalypts. On the return voyage, he died in Batavia.

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