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Francois Levaillant portrait Aquatint Bollinger

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Franc. Levaillant


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Antique print relating to Australia


Aquatint engraving published in Zurich. Francois Levaillant (1753 - 1824) was a French author, explorer, naturalist, zoological collector, and noted ornithologist. He described many new species of birds based on collection he made in Africa and several birds are named after him. He was among the first to use colour plates for illustrating birds and opposed the use of binomial nomenclature introduced by Linnaeus. In his 'Histoire Naturelle des Perroquets' he contained references to a number of Australian parrots viewed by le Vaillant in captivity in the Netherlands.

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artist Bollinger (engraver)
method Aquatint
date C1818
size 180mm by 122mm (platemark)
SKU AU5560