C1792

The Southern Cassowary.

The Emu had first been sighted on 21st January 1788 by surgeon Arthur Bowes, in Port Jackson and described and drawn in his diary on the transport ship Lady Penrhyn. His diary entry describes his observations; The animals we saw … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

The Southern Cassowary.

Date:

C1792

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Copper engraving with original hand colouring

Image Size: 

110mm 
x 205mm

Frame Size: 

385mm 
x 470mm
AUTHENTICITY
The Southern Cassowary. - Antique Print from 1792

Genuine antique
dated:

1792

Description:

The Emu had first been sighted on 21st January 1788 by surgeon Arthur Bowes, in Port Jackson and described and drawn in his diary on the transport ship Lady Penrhyn. His diary entry describes his observations;

The animals we saw during our stay in New Holland……- a bird of a new genus, as large and high as a Ostrich.

Modern binomial name Dromaius novaehollandiae

First described Latham 1790

Distribution Australia wide (not including Tasmania)

Reference Readers Digest Book of Birds 2nd ed 1986 Page p.45, ill. pp. 44 &amp 45

From George Shaw’s The naturalists’ miscellany : or Coloured figures of natural objects drawn and described immediately from nature.

Frederick Polydore Nodder (1751 - 1800)

Nodder was an English natural history artist of plants, animals and fauna. He was botanical artist to Queen Charlotte and also worked for Joseph Banks on the monumental publication of the botanical specimens collected on James Cook's first voyage. Known as Banks' Florilegium, it was never printed during Bank's lifetime.

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