C1887

The Dingo.

Small colonial engraving of the dingo. The first report of a ‘wild dog’ in Australia was made by the Dutchman, Jan Cartenzoon near Cape Keer, Queensland 8 May 1623; ‘I went ashore myself with 10 musketeers we saw numerous footprints of men … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

The Dingo.

Date:

C1887

Artist:

Unknown

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Hand coloured engraving.

Image Size: 

62mm 
x 51mm
AUTHENTICITY
The Dingo. - Antique Print from 1887

Genuine antique
dated:

1887

Description:

Small colonial engraving of the dingo.

The first report of a ‘wild dog’ in Australia was made by the Dutchman, Jan Cartenzoon near Cape Keer, Queensland 8 May 1623;

‘I went ashore myself with 10 musketeers we saw numerous footprints of men and dogs (running from south to north) we accordingly spent some time there, following the footprints to a river…we also saw great numbers of dogs, herons and curlews…’

The first printed illustration of the Dingo appeared in Phillip’s, “A Voyage to Botany Bay“.

Common names; Dingo, Wild Dog or Warrigal.
Modern binomial name ; Canis lupus dingo
Recent synonyms; Canis dingo
First described;  Meyer 1793
Distribution; Australia wide (mainland)

Reference;  The Mammals of Australia, Strahan, 2nd edition. Page: 696-698, ill. 696
Ref; Heere; The Part Borne by the Dutch in the Discovery of Australia 1606-1765 pp.124-125

Artist:

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