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  • New Holland was still stillthe official name for the newly settled colony of New South Wales when this ornithologicl skin hit the shores of Great Britain. Governor Arthur Phillip  instructed all manner of artifact and exmaple of Natural History accompany  his reports from thenew Antipodean Colony

New Holland Goatsucker

$75.00

Product Description

Archival Limited Edition Giclee from original copper engravings published in 1789 after early settlement of Australia at Port Jackson in 1788 (later named Sydney) and is a testimony to European facination with botany and zoology to have been prepared so early. The naivity is due the artist not being able to study the live specimen back in London.
IDEAL FOR THE NATURALIST. An example what populated Governor Arthur Phillip's reports back to London, the original engraved by  Peter Mazell and published by John Stockdale, London.
 Size of approximately images = 20cm x 27cm
Archival Edition Limited to 200 each image. Issued with numbered certificate.

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  1. Hmmm! All in the Name! 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 12th Oct 2012

    Got my research pen out and am going to do some googling on this little darling! Their classifications were so basic in these early days and there is SOOOO much to learn. Thanks Heaps for all the extra pages too.

  2. Brits were an eager audience. 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 12th Oct 2012

    Fascinating that such material could return to Britain, be painted, engraved, published, in so little time after settlement! Curiosity is great motivator for sure!!

  3. iVqixExSIW 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 9th Sep 2011

    I guess it was early days and their classification protocol was not up too much, but surely that is what made colonial discoveries fascinating :-D

  4. ztOKUEmOApesohNt 3 Star Review

    Posted by on 9th Sep 2011

    It is amazing, what with all the struggle it would have been to set up this convict colony on the other side of the world, they still managed to gather and send back these specimens to London...Amazing!

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