C1853

The Black Swan.

Small mid c.19th lithograph of the Black Swan which was one of the first Australian birds to be recorded by Europeans. The first recorded sighting occurred on 5 July 1636 by Dutch sailor Antonie Caen in the ship the Banda on … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

The Black Swan.

Date:

C1853

Artist:

Unknown

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Lithograph printed in colour.

Image Size: 

140mm 
x 88mm

Paper Size: 

166mm 
x 112mm
AUTHENTICITY
The Black Swan. - Antique Print from 1853

Genuine antique
dated:

1853

Description:

Small mid c.19th lithograph of the Black Swan which was one of the first Australian birds to be recorded by Europeans. The first recorded sighting occurred on 5 July 1636 by Dutch sailor Antonie Caen in the ship the Banda on Bernier Island, N.W. Australia.

The first capture 7 January 1697 by Willem de Vlamingh, Jurien Bay, Western Australia.

Modern binomial name: Cygnus atratus
First described: Latham 1790
Distribution:  Australia wide
Reference Reader’s Digest Book of Birds 2nd ed 1986 Page: 140, ill. 140

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