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Blue-bellied Parrakeet (Australian Rainbow Lorikeet). George Shaw c1811

Blue-bellied Parrakeet (Australian Rainbow Lorikeet). George Shaw c1811

by Mrs. M. Griffith

Antique print of Rainbow Lorikeet, or Blue-bellied Parakeet.

Original engraving c1811 by Mrs. M. Griffith, the principal illustrator for George Shaw's General Zoology or Systematic Natural History by George Shaw, M.D.F.R.S., &c. with Plates from the first Authorities and most select specimens, published by in London by George Kearsley, Fleet Street & the other Proprietors between 1800 and 1825. (later hand-colour)

The son of Reverend Timothy Shaw, George was educated by his father until 1765, when he entered Magdalen College, Oxford (B.A., 1769. M.A., 1772). George Shaw was ordained as a Deacon in 1774 but left this profession to study medicine in Edinburgh for three years. He then returned to Oxford where he was deputy-lecturer in Botany. He was admitted to the degrees of M.B. and M.D. in 1787 and then practised as a doctor in London. In 1788 he joined the newly founded Linnean Society of London, and in 1789 was elected a fellow of the Royal Society. In 1791 Shaw was appointed to the natural history section of the British Museum, and in 1807 was appointed keeper and retained that position until he died.

Page measures 230 x 150mm (9 x 6 inches). Faint indentation at right of page. (Price reduced) 

Stock Number: apAuGS59Price: $145.00