C1844

The Emu

Interesting engraving of an Emu published by the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge. At bottom it states Price 3/4d. Plain; 2d. Coloured. The first sighting of an Emu had occurred on 21st January 1788 by surgeon Arthur Bowes, … Read Full Description

Sold

S/N: SDUK-EMU-BI-AA–227401
(B008)
Free Shipping

Within Australia

All orders ship free
within Australia

Rest of the World

Orders over A$300
ship free worldwide

See Shipping page for Terms & Conditions

Details

Full Title:

The Emu

Date:

C1844

Artist:

Unknown

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Original engraving with original hand colouring.

Image Size: 

90mm 
x 90mm
AUTHENTICITY
The Emu - Antique Print from 1844

Genuine antique
dated:

1844

Description:

Interesting engraving of an Emu published by the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge. At bottom it states Price 3/4d. Plain; 2d. Coloured.

The first sighting of an Emu had occurred 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  Reader’s Digest Book of Birds 2nd ed 1986; Page; p.45, ill. pp. 44 & 45

Choose currency

Exchange rates are only indicative. All orders will be processed in Australian dollars. The actual amount charged may vary depending on the exchange rate and conversion fees applied by your credit card issuer.

Login

Register

Search

The List

Join our exclusive mailing list for first access to new acquisitions and special offers.