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Australian Banksian Cockatoo,

Australian Banksian Cockatoo, "Bankian Cockatoo variety". Sydenham Edwards c1789.

by Edwards, Sydenham

Australian "Bankian Cockatoo Variety" (Australian Banksian Cockatoo). Copperplate engraving by Sydenham Edwards after Ann Latham for Voyage of Governor Phillip to Botany Bay... London, c1789 (later colour).

Rare antique print of Red-tailed Black Cockatoo engraved by fine Welsh natural history draughtsman and engraver, Sydenham Teast Edwards (1768-1819) after Ann Latham (1772-1835), daughter of English ornithologist John Latham (1740-1837). First sighted on 4th July 1770 by Sydney Parkinson at Endeavour River during the period Cook's Endeavour was being repaired near Cooktown, a specimen was taken to England by Joseph Banks. 

Hand-coloured original copperplate engraving for “Voyage of Governor Phillip to Botany Bay; with an Account of the Establishment of the Colonies of Port Jackson & Norfolk Island” printed in London circa 1789 by John Stockdale.

This engraving has fine later hand-colour. There is slight water damage on left and light fold to page at top right. Otherwise it is in good condition considering its age. The price has been reduced considerably in recognition of this.
Page size: 295mm x 220mm (11.5/8 x 8.7/8 inches). To plate mark: 260 x 190 (10.1/4 x 7.1/2 inches).

Stock Number: apVGP.1PPrice: $220.00

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