Graphic Illustrations Of Animals, Shewing Their Utility To Man, In Their Services During Life And Uses After Death. Pl. 8. The Camel.
Published by Thomas Varty, 31, Strand, London. [n.d., c.1850.]
Fine original hand coloured lithograph, sheet 360 x 415mm. 14¼ x 16¼". Some soiling.
A central illustration of a dromedary and a Bactrian camels, surrounded by eight vignette scenes of of their uses and products, including transport, portage and clothing. 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: 13284] £160.00