[London: Longman & Co. 1851.]
Rare tinted lithograph. Sheet size: 95 x 140mm (3¾ x 5½").
Plate five from 'A Naturalist's Sojourn In Jamaica' by English naturalist Phillip Henry Gosse (1810 - 1888), published in 1851. Gosse travelled to Jamaica in 1844 and stayed for eighteen months to observe the diverse wildlife there. Upon his return he described his findings in a trilogy of books. The first two examined the island's birds, he has been hailed as the 'father of Jamaican ornithology', and the third described all the other forms of life on the island, from beetles to fruit trees. Gosse documented his work by writing it in a diary form, discussing what he encountered as his journey progressed, and providing a number of illustrations.
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