Graphic Illustrations Of Animals, Shewing Their Utility To Man, In Their Services During Life And Uses After Death. Pl. 18. The Seal and Walrus.
Fine original hand coloured lithograph, sheet 360 x 415mm. 14¼ x 16¼". Vertical centrefold as normal. Mint
A central illustration of a seal and walrus, surrounded by nine vignette scenes of of their harvesting and products, including canoes, clothes, oil, glue and 'Ivory for Dentists use'. Drawn by Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins (1807 - ?1889), artist and sculptor of natural history subjects. In 1852 he was appointed director of the fossil department at the Crystal Palace, where he worked with Richard Owen on the famous models of dinosaurs and other extinct lifeforms.
[Ref: 13283] £180.00