C1789

White Gallinule.

The first illustration of the Lord Howe Swamphen which was not uncommon in 1789 but was soon hunted to extinction by whalers and sailors. There are only two skins of the bird that have survived. Common name: Lord Howe Swamphen … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

White Gallinule.

Date:

C1789

Engraver:

Peter Mazell 
(1759 – 
1797)

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Hand coloured copper engraving.

Image Size: 

185mm 
x 260mm

Paper Size: 

21mm 
x 288mm
AUTHENTICITY
White Gallinule. - Antique Print from 1789

Genuine antique
dated:

1789

Description:

The first illustration of the Lord Howe Swamphen which was not uncommon in 1789 but was soon hunted to extinction by whalers and sailors. There are only two skins of the bird that have survived.

Common name: Lord Howe Swamphen or White Gallinule
Binomial name: Porphyrio albus
First described: Shaw 1790
Distribution: Extinct (Lord Howe Island)

From Phillips, A Voyage to Botany Bay

Collections:
State Library Victoria: RARELTF 994.02 P54V

Peter Mazell (1759 - 1797)

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