[Latham, John] 1740-1837 :Purple water hen [Pukeko]. Order 4th, Grallae, Genus 52, Fulica. 1787.

[Latham, John] 1740-1837 :Purple water hen [Pukeko]. Order 4th, Grallae, Genus 52, Fulica. 1787.
Date
1787 - 1791
By
Johnson, James, active 1787-1791; Latham, John, 1740-1837
Ref
A-191-006
Description

Shows a pukeko about to step into water. In left distance is a conifer, and a substantial building with a tower (resembling country church).

Accompanied by leaf (pages 11-12) of "Natural history of birds", as well as pre-title, title, and first pages of volume 2 (Part III).

A later version of an engraving in Latham, John. A general synopsis of birds (1781-1787). 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.

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 :Purple water hen [Pukeko]. Order 4th, Grallae, Genus 52, Fulica. 1787.. Ref: A-191-006. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand. /records/22487093

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