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Badger Opossum Kangaroo engraving Pass 1804

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Badger, Opossum and Kangaroo


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Antique print relating to Australia


1 The Badger 2 The Opossum 3 The Kangaroo' From Ebenezer Sibly's "Universal System of Natural History" 1794. The prolific Sibly published his Universal System of Natural History in 1794~1796 in five volumes covering the three natural worlds of fauna, flora and geology. The series included illustrations of mythical beasts such as the sukotyro and the mermaid. Although Seba is credited as the artist, the kangaroo image is after Sarah Stone's image published in 'Journal of a Voyage to New South Wales' by John White in 1790.

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artist Pass after Albertus Seba (1665-1736)
method Copper-line engraving with original hand-colouring
date 1804
size 200mm by 123mm (sheet)
SKU AU5923