C1834

The New Holland Dingo

Early engraving of a Dingo accompanied with original printed description sheet. The first report of a “wild dog” in Australia was by the Dutchman, Jan Cartenzoon near Cape Keer, Queensland 8 May 1623. “went ashore myself with 10 musketeers we … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

The New Holland Dingo

Date:

C1834

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Copper engraving with original hand colouring

Image Size: 

150mm 
x 100mm

Paper Size: 

165mm 
x 105mm
AUTHENTICITY
The New Holland Dingo - Antique Print from 1834

Genuine antique
dated:

1834

Description:

Early engraving of a Dingo accompanied with original printed description sheet.

The first report of a “wild dog” in Australia was by the Dutchman, Jan Cartenzoon near Cape Keer, Queensland 8 May 1623. “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
Heere The Part Borne by the Dutch in the Discovery of Australia 1606-1765 pp.124-125

William Home Lizars (1788 - 1859)

William Home Lizars (1788-1859) Lizars was born at Edinburgh in 1788. He was an artist and engraver, the son of Daniel Lizars, and brother of the surgeon John Lizars. His sister Jean (Jane) Home married Sir William Jardine. His father was a publisher and an engraver and Lizars was apprenticed to his father. He furthered his studies at the Trustees' Academy, Edinburgh. Lizars took over his fathers business on his death. Lizars met J. J. Audubon in Edinburgh in October 1826 and agreed to publish Audubon's, Birds of America. Lizars perfected a method of etching which performed the functions of wood-engraving, for illustration of books. He died in Edinburgh on 30 March 1859, leaving a widow and family. Lizars took an active part in the foundation of the Royal Scottish Academy.

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Charles Hamilton Smith (1776 - 1859)

Lieutenant-Colonel Charles Hamilton Smith was an English artist, naturalist, antiquary, illustrator, soldier, and spy.

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