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Australasian Dog, or Dingo.
Australasian Dog, or Dingo.
Heath sculp.
1800 Jan.y 1. London, Publish'd by G. Kearsley, Fleet Street.
Engraving. Sheet 120 x 205mm (4¾ x 8"). Trimmed within plate.
From George Shaw's 'Systematic Natural History'.
[Ref: 55357]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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[Betel & Dusky Pademelon] Areek-vrugt en Betelblat; Filander.
[Betel & Dusky Pademelon] Areek-vrugt en Betelblat; Filander.
M Oool s.
[Amsterdam: R. en G. Wetstein, J. Oosterwyk & H. van de Gaete, 1714.]
Engraving, 18th century watermark. 330 x 180mm (13 x 7"), very large margins.
Two natural history illustrations on one sheet from Cornelis de Bruyn's 'Reizen over Moskovie, door Persie en Indie'. Above is a betel leaf with areca nut; below is The Dusky Pademelon, a marsupial of New Guinea (Latin name 'Thylogale brunii', for de Bruyn).
[Ref: 55363]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Four Prize Wethers.
Four Prize Wethers. Bred and Fed by Edward George Bernard Esq.r MP of Gosfield Hall Essex. To whom this Print is most respectfully Dedicated by his Obedient servants the Publishers.
H. Strafford pinx. J. Graf printer to Her Majesty. On Stone by J. W. Giles. London Published by Mess.rs Fores at their Sporting & Fine Print Repository, 41 Piccadilly.
London, 1837.
Coloured lithograph. 430 x 565mm. Small repaired hole.
A pastoral scene of four wether sheep by Gosfield Lake, Essex; Gosfield Hall can be seen faintly in the background. The plate is dedicated to Edward George Barnard (1778-1851) and he is credited with breeding the sheep pictured. Barnard became very wealthy and purchased Gosfield Hall and the surround estate in 1824. He was elected for the newly enfranchised borough of Greenwich in 1832 as an MP for Labour and held the seat until his death.
[Ref: 54986]   £1,200.00  
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Didelphis. 1. The Virginian Opossum. 2. The Kanguroo. 3.4.5. Specimens of the Suckling Foetus.
Didelphis. 1. The Virginian Opossum. 2. The Kanguroo. 3.4.5. Specimens of the Suckling Foetus.
J. Chapman sc.
London Published as the Act directs March 12, 1803 by J. Wilkes.
Engraving. 235 x 190mm (9¼ x 7½"), with large margins on 3 sides. Tear in left margin, stitch holes affecting plate on left.
Illustrations of maruspials of America (Didelphis) and Australia, published in the 'Encyclopaedia Londinensis''.
[Ref: 55364]   £75.00   (£90.00 incl.VAT)
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Kanguru.
Kanguru.
P. Mazell sculp.
[n.d., c.1790.]
Coloured etching. Sheet 155 x 145mm (6 x 5¾"). Trimmed into plate, laid on album paper.
A portrait of a kangaroo, based on George Stubb's 1772 painting 'Kongouro from New Holland'.
CLB: 384
[Ref: 55360]   £75.00   (£90.00 incl.VAT)
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Kangaroo.
Kangaroo.
Warner sc..
[n.d., c.1800.]
Coloured etching. 160 x 115mm (6¼ x 4½"), with large margins on 3 sides. Trimmed into plate on right.
A portrait of a kangaroo, based on George Stubb's 1772 painting 'Kongouro from New Holland'. From William Smellie's translation of Buffon.
CLB. 384.
[Ref: 55361]   £80.00   (£96.00 incl.VAT)
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[Sclater's monal] Lophophorus Sclateri.
[Sclater's monal] Lophophorus Sclateri.
W. Foster.
[n.d., c.1900.]
Chromolithograph. Sheet 255 x 165mm (10 x 6½"). Some spotting.
A male pheasant of the Eastern Himalayas, named for British zoologist Philip Lutley Sclater. The artist, William Foster (1853-1924), was the son of Myles Birket Foster, and the only child to become an artist. As well as his serious ornithological work William illustrated children's books (including an 1889 edition of Lear's Nonsene Drolleries) and contributed many illustrations to periodicals.
[Ref: 55233]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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The Quadrangular Passion Flower.
The Quadrangular Passion Flower.
Henderson pinx.t. Hopwood sculp.t.
London. Published by Dr Thornton June 1st 1802.
Aquatint with stipple, printed in colours and hand-finished. Sheet 520 x 405mm (20½ x 16"). Trimmed within plate, small tear in top edge.
Published in Thornton's 'Temple of Flora', the first series of flower prints to have the plant in its natural habitat. Although originally from South America the plant is shown here climbing a column, with a Grecian temple in the background.
State iii of iii. Dunthorne, p.251: "One of the best examples of colour printing".
[Ref: 55285]   £950.00  
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Tufted-Tailed or Mountain Kanguroo.
Tufted-Tailed or Mountain Kanguroo.
London, Published by G.B. Whittaker, Feb.y 1825.
Fine coloured engraving. 135 x 220mm (5¼ x 8¾"). Trimmed to platemark.
From 'The Animal Kingdom' by Georges Léopold, Baron de Cuvier, published 1827-35.
[Ref: 55358]   £90.00   (£108.00 incl.VAT)
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[White Eared Pheasant] Crossoptilon Tibetanum.
[White Eared Pheasant] Crossoptilon Tibetanum.
F. Waller Chromo Lith. 18 Hatton Garden, London.
[n.d., c.1900.]
Chromolithograph. Sheet 255 x 160mm (10 x 6¼").
The white eared pheasant (Crossoptilon crossoptilon), also known as 'Dolan’s Eared Pheasant' or 'Bee's pheasant', native to alpine China and Tibet.
[Ref: 55234]   £75.00   (£90.00 incl.VAT)
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Woolly Kangaroo.
Woolly Kangaroo. Macropus Lanigerus.
Lewin del.t. New Holland. H. Kearsley Sc.
London, Published by G.B. Whittaker, March 1827.
Fine coloured engraving. Sheet 220 x 130mm (8½ x 5"). Trimmed to platemark.
From 'The Animal Kingdom' by Georges Léopold, Baron de Cuvier, published 1827-35. The artist, John William Lewin (1770-1819, son of bird artist William Lewin), was Australia’s first professional artist to arrive in the young colony as a free man.
[Ref: 55359]   £90.00   (£108.00 incl.VAT)
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