C1799

Porcupine Caterpillar.

Rare c.18th engraving of the Saunders’ Case Moth (Metura elongatus) published januray 5th 1799. The source of this illustration as noted by the publisher; Of these botanical productions, and other rare objects of natural history, by the friendship of a … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Porcupine Caterpillar.

Date:

C1799

Artist:

Unknown

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Copper engraving with original hand colouring.

Paper Size: 

90mm 
x 147mm
AUTHENTICITY
Porcupine Caterpillar. - Antique Print from 1799

Genuine antique
dated:

1799

Description:

Rare c.18th engraving of the Saunders’ Case Moth (Metura elongatus) published januray 5th 1799.

The source of this illustration as noted by the publisher;
Of these botanical productions, and other rare objects of natural history, by the friendship of a gentleman in an official department, who was for many years resident, we possess a very valuable collection of original drawings, executed with admirable accuracy and taste.

From; The Naturalist’s Pocket Magazine; or, Compleat Cabinet of the Curiosities and Beauties of Nature

References:
George, A. Capturing Flora / 300 Years of Australian Botanical Art. Ballarat 2013 p.42 ill. p.44.

Collections:
National Library Australia: Bib ID 3202841

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