[Latham John] 1740-1837 :Fantail fly catcher. Order 6th, Passeres. Genus 75 Muscicapa. 1791

[Latham John] 1740-1837 :Fantail fly catcher. Order 6th, Passeres. Genus 75 Muscicapa. 1791
Date
1787 - 1791
By
Johnson, James, active 1787-1791; Latham, John, 1740-1837
Ref
A-191-008
Description
Shows a fantail as a green-backed bird, with orange-red chest and black band at its throat, perched on a branch. Accompanied by pages 109-112 of "The natural history of birds" vol.2, concerning various types of flycatchers. Appears to be a copy from John Latham's General synopsis of birds, published 1781-7, including a print of a fantail in exactly the same stance as this one. Latham's engravings were based on bird skins brought back to England by Captain Cook. The copperplate engraving may also have been published separately in 1787, as inscribed. Other Titles - flycatcher Extended Title - From "The natural history of birds" Vol. 2. St Pauls Church Yard London, Jas Johnson, 1791. Quantity: 1 colour art print(s) taken from book.. Physical Description: Engraving, handcoloured, on page 190 x 112 mm. Provenance: Previously owned by dealer in Santa Fe, Maps and Prints dealer Richard Fitch.
Access restrictions
Partly restricted - Please use surrogate in place of original
Format
1 colour art print(s) taken from book., Works of art, Engravings, Scientific illustrations, Engraving, handcoloured, on page 190 x 112 mm., Orientation: Vertical image
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Johnson, James, active 1787-1791. [Latham John] 1740-1837 :Fantail fly catcher. Order 6th, Passeres. Genus 75 Muscicapa. 1791. Ref: A-191-008. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand. /records/23121268

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