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George Shaw Elephant. Original antique print c1801.

George Shaw Elephant. Original antique print c1801.


by Shaw, George

Antique print of an Elephant. Elephant engraving c1809.

Original copperplate engraving  for Zoological Lectures delivered at the Royal Insitution by George Shaw, M.D.,F.R.S., &c.., printed in Fleet Street, London by George Kearsley c1809 (with later hand-colour)  

George Shaw (1751-1813), was educated by his father, the Reverend Timothy Shaw, 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. George Shaw 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. In 1807 he was appointed keeper and retained that position until he died.

Print size is 155 x 235mm (6 x 9 1/4 inches).

Stock Number: apAm11Price: $140.00