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Lancet Acanthurus. Antique fish engraving. George Shaw. c1808

Lancet Acanthurus. Antique fish engraving. George Shaw. c1808

by Shaw, George

Colourful fish antique print. Lancet Acanthurus. Eaftgate sculpt.

Original copperplate engraving by John Eastgate for General Zoology or Systematic Natural History by George Shaw, published by George Kearsley c1808 (fine later hand-colour).

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 is 5 1/4 x 8 5/8 inches (133 x 118mm). Slight soiling.mainly on page edges

Stock Number: apfGS105Price: $125.00