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Dama Wallaby or Tammar Wallaby (Macropus eugenii) c1896

Dama Wallaby or Tammar Wallaby (Macropus eugenii) c1896

by Lydekker, Richard

Small Australian macropod, also known as Darma Wallaby. The first European recorded sighting of an Australian marsupial - in the Abrolhos Islands (near Geraldton in Western Australia) c1629 by Francisco Pelsaert of the Dutch East India Company.

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)

Stock Number: apRLm5Price: $85.00