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Common Phalanger, Australian Brush-tailed Possum antique print, c1896

Common Phalanger, Australian Brush-tailed Possum antique print, c1896

by Lydekker, Richard

Antique print of Brush-tailed Possum, Phalangista vulpina, c1896.

Chromolilthograph printed in 1896 by Wyman & Sons Ltd for A Hand-book to the Marsupialia and Monotremata by Richard Lydekker, B.A., F.R.S., Vice-President of the Geological Society, etc., etc., as part of (Edward) Lloyd's Natural History, edited by Richard Bowdler Sharpe, L.L.D., F.L.S., &c, Wyman & Sons coloured the steel plates engraved by William Home Lizars (1788-1859) and published by Lizars in 1841 for Sir William Jardine’s Naturalist’s Library. In the original publication each of the fine steel engraved portraits of marsupials by Lizars was highlighted by hand-colour, against an uncoloured habitat background.

Page size is 120 x 180mm (4 3/4 x 7 inches). This lovely (age-discoloured) engraving is mounted between 'antique-white' ragmat conservation mattboard and covered with cellophane for protection and presentation. External size for framing is approximately 250 x 305 mm.

Stock Number: apRLm11Price: $65.00

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