C1820

Quadrupeds. 1. Virginiana Virginian. 2. D. Petaurus Petaurine O.-3. D. Murine O.- 4. D. Gigantea K. a Mas. b. Fem.

Early c.19th engraving of possums and kangaroos. The kangaroos depicted are a male and female Eastern grey kangaroo . Common name; Eastern Grey Kangaroo Binomial name; Macropus giganteus First described; Shaw 1790 Distribution; Eastern Australia S.A., Vic, TAS, NSW and QLD. The possum at … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Quadrupeds. 1. Virginiana Virginian. 2. D. Petaurus Petaurine O.-3. D. Murine O.- 4. D. Gigantea K. a Mas. b. Fem.

Date:

C1820

Engraver:

Sydenham Edwards 

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Hand coloured copper engraving.

Image Size: 

180mm 
x 230mm

Paper Size: 

208mm 
x 265mm
AUTHENTICITY
Quadrupeds. 1. Virginiana Virginian. 2. D. Petaurus Petaurine O.-3. D. Murine O.- 4. D. Gigantea K. a Mas. b. Fem. - Antique Print from 1820

Genuine antique
dated:

1820

Description:

Early c.19th engraving of possums and kangaroos.

The kangaroos depicted are a male and female Eastern grey kangaroo .
Common name; Eastern Grey Kangaroo
Binomial name; Macropus giganteus
First described; Shaw 1790
Distribution; Eastern Australia S.A., Vic, TAS, NSW and QLD.

The possum at top right (2.) is a Yellow-bellied Glider
Common names: Yellow-bellied Glider or Fluffy Glider.
Modern binomial name: Petaurus australis
First described Shaw 1791
Distribution VIC, NSW & QLD

Abraham Rees (1743 - 1825)

Abraham Rees was a Welsh nonconformist minister, and compiler of Rees's Cyclopædia.

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Sydneham Edwards (1768 - 1819)

Initially worked for Curtis’s Botanical Magazine, until a dispute with the publishers when he started his own rival magazine The Botanical Register. He was born in Monmouthshire, a from an early age demonstrated a precocious talent for drawing and when only 11 years old had copied plates from Flora Londinensis. A friend of William Curtis, the publisher visited the Edwards and recommended the boy to Curtis. Curtis proceeded to have Edwards trained in both botany and botanical illustration. Edwards was a prolific talent and between 1787 and 1815 he produced over 1,700 watercolours for Curtis’s Botanical Magazine. He established The Botanical Register in 1815 after a disagreement with John Sims, Curtis’s editor.

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