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George Shaw Imperial Eagle original antique engraving c1808

George Shaw Imperial Eagle original antique engraving c1808

by Shaw, George

Imperial Eagle antique print c1808 for George Shaw.

Original (hand-coloured) copperplate engraving by Edward Heath. Published in London by George Kearsley circa 1808 for "Zoological Lectures at the Royal Institution" by George Shaw (1751-1813).

After graduating from Oxford University in 1772, George Shaw (1751-1813) 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. Shaw was appointed assistant-keeper of the zoological department of the British Museum in 1791. He apparently resorted to writing to supplement his low income - a great benefit to the world hundreds of years later.

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

Stock Number: apGS.imp-eagPrice: $90.00

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