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George Shaw Wandering Albatross antique print c1808

George Shaw Wandering Albatross antique print c1808


by Shaw, George

Gorgeous Albatros antique print. Hand-coloured engraving of Albatross c1808.

Original copperplate engraving. Published in London by George Kearsley circa 1808 for Zoological Lectures at the Royal Institution by botanist-zoologist George Shaw (1751-1813). After graduating from Oxford University in 1772, Shaw began working in the medical profession, but changed careers in 1786 when he became assistant lecturer in Botany at Oxford. He was a co-founder of the Linnean Society in 1788 and became a fellow of the Royal Society in 1789. He was appointed assistant-keeper of the zoological department of the British Museum in 1791 - and resorted to writing to supplement his low income.

Page size 215mm x 130mm ( 8.5inches x 5inches).

Stock Number: apBir10Price: $100.00