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Oceanic Flying Fish. Half-price antique print. Shaw c1808

Oceanic Flying Fish. Half-price antique print. Shaw c1808


by Shaw, George

Marvellous Flying Fish antique print published c1808.

Original copperplate engraving by John Eastgate for George Shaw's Zoological Lectures delivered at the Royal Institution by naturalist George Shaw published in Fleet Street, London in 1809 by George Kearsley. George Shaw delivered lectures at the Royal Institution (later Royal Society) during 1806 and 1807, and the subject matter of his lectures was published in 1808-1809. 

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. In 1807 he was appointed keeper and retained that position until he died.

Page size 155 x 235mm (6 x 9 1/4 inches)

Stock Number: apGSf111sPrice: $30.00