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.
Posted by Maria 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.
Posted by Heaven 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!!
Posted by Kamron 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
Posted by Reegan 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!