C1884

Tasmanian Zebra Wolf.

Very rare engraving of a Thylacine which we have had only once before, from; The Australian Graphic : an illustrated intercolonial newspaper. This short lived newspaper ran from 1883-1884.   The first encounter with a Thylacine was by the naturalist Jacques Labillardire on … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Tasmanian Zebra Wolf.

Date:

C1884

Artist:

Unknown

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Engraving printed from a glass engraving plate.

Image Size: 

232mm 
x 170mm
AUTHENTICITY
Tasmanian Zebra Wolf. - Antique View from 1884

Genuine antique
dated:

1884

Description:

Very rare engraving of a Thylacine which we have had only once before, from; The Australian Graphic : an illustrated intercolonial newspaper. This short lived newspaper ran from 1883-1884.  

The first encounter with a Thylacine was by the naturalist Jacques Labillardire on 13 May 1792 as noted in his journal from the expedition led by D’Entrecasteaux. The first detailed description was provided by William Paterson, the Lieutenant Governor of Tasmania, which was published in the Sydney Gazette in 1805.

Common names: Tasmanian Tiger or Tasmanian Wolf.
Binomial name: Thylacinus cynocephalus
First described: Harris 1808
Distribution Extinct (presumed): Tasmania

From the original edition of The Australian Graphic.

Incredibly, this newspaper used glass for all the engraving plates which the proprietors claimed, reduced the cost by 2/3 from the traditional method of using wood engravings. They stated, that the glass plates didn’t break with the pressure of the printing press, were easy and quick for the artist to create, being able to apply their designs directly onto the glass and that the plates didn’t wear.

Only institution to hold a copy is the State Library of New South Wales.

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