Abbot, John 1751-1840 :Original drawings of insects by J Abott. [1816?]

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Date
1816 - 1818
By
Abbot, John, 1751-1840; Swainson, William, 1789-1855
Ref
E-272-f
Description

Butterflies and moths of Georgia on plants of the area, painted between 1816 and 1818, accompanied by Abbot's holograph list of contents. Also coloured photograph of Abbot's headstone, including portrait, in Woodland Co., Georgia.

Intended to act as a companion volume to J.E.Smith's "The natural history of the rarer lepidopterous insects of Georgia"

Six reproduced as Turnbull Library Prints in 1983, with the intention of producing yearly fascicles to make a complete facsimile. Scheme discontinued for lack of popular appeal.

See article by John V Calhoun `John Abbot's butterfly drawings for William Swainson' published in Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society. 61 (1), 2007, 1-20.

Includes Abbot's handwritten numbered list 'Discription [sic] of Abbotts Drawings', a photocopy of same for handling and use, and the original album covers, all at top of first box.

See: Parkinson, P.G. in Turnbull Library record, vol 11 no 1 May 1978.

Other Titles - J Abott = J Abbot Insects of Georgia

Quantity: 103 watercolour(s). 1 photograph(s).

Physical Description: Watercolour on paper 347 x 247 mm detached from album, 1/2 brown calf, pink marbled boards

Provenance: Set commissioned by William Swainson, painted between 1816 and 1818, brought to New Zealand by Swainson in mid-nineteenth century.

Additional description

Original may be viewed at the discretion of the Curator. Digital surrogates available on child records.

Alternative form available: Fully copied (by conventional photography) in black and white and colour. Digital copies of all watercolours also available

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103 watercolour(s), 1 photograph(s), Works of art, Watercolours, Scientific illustrations, Watercolour on paper 347 x 247 mm detached from album, 1/2 brown calf, pink marbled boards
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Abbot, John, 1751-1840 :Small white moth. [ca 1818]
Date: 1816 - 1818 From: Abbot, John 1751-1840 :Original drawings of insects by J Abott. [1816?] Ref: E-272-f-099 Description: Two small white moths, one in flight and one on leaf, shown with pupa and caterpillar. According to artist's notes `Feeds on the Arum and the narrow leaved W...
Abbot, John, 1751-1840 :Brown bordered magpye. [ca 1816-1818]
Date: 1816 - 1818 From: Abbot, John 1751-1840 :Original drawings of insects by J Abott. [1816?] Ref: E-272-f-093 Description: A moth in flight, shown with pupa and caterpillar. According to artist's notes `Feeds on the vine figured and the sweet potatoe. Spun up in the leaves 14th J...
Abbot, John, 1751-1840 :Streaked rufous looper. [ca 1818]
Date: 1820 From: Abbot, John 1751-1840 :Original drawings of insects by J Abott. [1816?] Ref: E-272-f-088 Description: Two moths in flight, shown with pupa and caterpillar on a hibiscus with a white flower. According to artist's notes `Taken on the Hibiscus Scaber mich, but f...
Abbot, John, 1751-1840 :Convolvulus looper. [ca 1818]
Date: 1820 From: Abbot, John 1751-1840 :Original drawings of insects by J Abott. [1816?] Ref: E-272-f-074 Description: Two moths in flight, shown with pupa and caterpillar on a convolvulus in flower. According to artist's notes `Feeds on the Convolvulus, Maple etc. Went into ...
Abbot, John, 1751-1840 :Transparent winged sesia. [ca 1820]
Date: 1820 From: Abbot, John 1751-1840 :Original drawings of insects by J Abott. [1816?] Ref: E-272-f-036 Description: One transparent winged moth with the pupa and caterpillar shown on the leaf of the black haw. According to artist's notes 'Feeds on the black haw figured an...
Abbot, John, 1751-1840 :Myrtle green looper. [ca 1818]
Date: 1820 From: Abbot, John 1751-1840 :Original drawings of insects by J Abott. [1816?] Ref: E-272-f-086 Description: Two green moths in flight, shown with pupa and caterpillar. According to artist's notes `Taken on the Bacchariss Nalimifolia, feeds also on other kinds of My...
Abbot, John, 1751-1840 :Clouded purple magpye. [ca 1818]
Date: 1816 - 1818 From: Abbot, John 1751-1840 :Original drawings of insects by J Abott. [1816?] Ref: E-272-f-098 Description: Two moths in flight, shown with pupa and caterpillar. According to artist's notes `Feeds on the Astea rigidus. Spun up to the side of the box 14th August, br...
Abbot, John, 1751-1840 :Pink underwing ermine. [ca 1818]
Date: 1816 - 1818 From: Abbot, John 1751-1840 :Original drawings of insects by J Abott. [1816?] Ref: E-272-f-102 Description: Two moths in flight, shown with pupa and caterpillar. According to artist's notes `Feeds on the Iron wood figured. Spun 7th May, bred 30th. Frequents swamps....
Abbot, John, 1751-1840 :Small grey moth. [ca 1818]
Date: 1816 - 1818 From: Abbot, John 1751-1840 :Original drawings of insects by J Abott. [1816?] Ref: E-272-f-100 Description: Two small grey moths, in flight, shown with pupa and caterpillar. According to artist's notes `Feeds on the Andromeda Niticlama, have also taken it on the Qu...
Abbot, John, 1751-1840 :Catalpa sphinx. [ca. 1820]
Date: 1820 From: Abbot, John 1751-1840 :Original drawings of insects by J Abott. [1816?] Ref: E-272-f-032 Description: Shows the catalpa sphynx moth. According to the artist's notes `Feeds on the catalpa (bignonoides) that grows in the fields and swamps of Savannah River. Th...