C1789

Psittaceous Hornbill

Artist:

Peter Mazell (1759 - 1797)

The first printed image of the Channel-billed Cuckoo, the worlds largest cuckoo and often incorrectly described as a Hornbill due it’s large beak. Common names: Channel-billed Cuckoo, Storm Bird, Fig Hawk and Flood Bird.Binomial name: Scythrops novaehollandiaeFirst described: Latham 1790Distribution: … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Psittaceous Hornbill

Date:

C1789

Artist:

Peter Mazell (1759 - 1797)

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Hand coloured copper engraving.

Image Size: 

185mm 
x 260mm
AUTHENTICITY
Psittaceous Hornbill - Antique Print from 1789

Genuine antique
dated:

1789

Description:

The first printed image of the Channel-billed Cuckoo, the worlds largest cuckoo and often incorrectly described as a Hornbill due it’s large beak.

Common names: Channel-billed Cuckoo, Storm Bird, Fig Hawk and Flood Bird.
Binomial name: Scythrops novaehollandiae
First described: Latham 1790
Distribution: WA, NT, QLD & NSW

Reference Reader’s Digest Book of Birds 2nd ed 1986 Page: p.326, ill.326

From Phillips, A Voyage to Botany Bay.

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