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Ornithorhyncus hystrix Van Diemens Land Echidna engraving Clift

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Ornithorhyncus hystrix - Van Diemen's Land (Echidna)


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Antique print relating to Australia


From Wiiliam Bligh's drawing of an echidna shot at Adventure Bay in 1792, Tasmania. From 'Lectures On Comparitive Anatomy In Which Are Explained The Preparations In The Hunterian Collection' by Sir Everard Home, 1823. William Clift was the first conservator of the Hunterian Museum. Faint waterstain to right of sheet outside printed area but partially within platemark.

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artist James Basire (1730-1802) after William Clift (1775-1849)
method Copper-line engraving
date 1823
size 250mm by 200mm (platemark)
SKU AU5751