C1869

The Malurus Cynaneus

Artist:

W.H.Freeman

The first specimen of the Superb Fairy-wren was collected by William Anderson, surgeon and naturalist on Captain James Cook’s third voyage in 1777 when it visited Adventure Bay, Tasmania. He named it Motacilla cyanea but did not live to publish … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

The Malurus Cynaneus

Date:

C1869

Artist:

W.H.Freeman

Condition:

In good condition

Technique:

Hand coloured engraving.

Image Size: 

150mm 
x 220mm

Frame Size: 

370mm 
x 440mm
AUTHENTICITY
The Malurus Cynaneus - Antique Print from 1869

Genuine antique
dated:

1869

Description:

The first specimen of the Superb Fairy-wren was collected by William Anderson, surgeon and naturalist on Captain James Cook’s third voyage in 1777 when it visited Adventure Bay, Tasmania. He named it Motacilla cyanea but did not live to publish his findings, these were described by his assistant William Ellis n 1782.  

Modern common name   Superb Fairy-wren, Superb Blue Wren, Fairy Wren       

Modern binomial name    Malurus cyaneus

First described Ellis 1782                                               

Distribution SA, VIC, TAS, NSW & QLD.

Reference Readers Digest Book of Birds  2nd ed 1986; Page: 436-437, ill. 436 & 437.  

 

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