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George Shaw portrait engraving John Russell

George Shaw

$240.00

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Antique print relating to Australia
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George Shaw (1751-1813) was an English naturalist. He published the first descriptions with scientific names of several of the common and best known Australian animals, for example, the platypus, echidna, wombat, budgerigar and black snake. He provided the well-known generic name (Macropus) for the common grey kangaroo. The chief works in which he described Australian animals are: Zoology of New Holland (1794), The Naturalists' Miscellany 1-24 (1789-1813), and General Zoology, 1-8 (1800-12). He also contributed part of the account of the animals in John White's Journal of a Voyage to New South Wales (1790).
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artist (After John Russell)
method Stipple engraving
date C1830
size 195mm by 115mm (sheet)
SKU AU3866