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    ‘Banksian Cockatoo’

    Date
    1790
    Creator
    Sarah Stone (1760 - 1844, British) , Illustrator
    Object type
    Library reference
    22426
    Material
    Technique
    Dimensions
    height (print): 292mm
    width (print): 225mm
    Subject
    Biology
       > Zoology
          > Ornithology
    Biology
       > Natural history
    Content object
    nature
       > animal
          > bird
    Description
    Ornithological study of a Red-tailed Black Cockatoo (Calyptorhynchus banksii), also known as Banks' Black Cockatoo, native to Australia.

    Plate 3 from Journal of a voyage to New South Wales...by John White (J.Debrett, London, 1790).

    The accompanying text states that: “We this day discovered the Banksian Cockatoo. This species was first described by Mr. Latham...In our specimen, the general colour of the bird is olive, or rusty black...These birds have been met with in several parts of New Holland.”

    The plate is inscribed: “S.Stone Delin. Banksian Cockatoo. London Published as the Act directs, Dec. 29, 1789, by I.Debrett.”

    “The Public may rely, with the most perfect confidence, on the care and accuracy with which the Drawings have been copied from nature, by Miss Stone, Mr.Catton, Mr.Nodder, and other artists; and the Editor flatters himself the Engravings are all executed with equal correctness, by, or under the immediate inspection of Mr.Milton. The Birds, &c. from which the drawings were taken are deposited in the Leverian Museum.”
    Associated place
    <The World>
       > Oceania
          > Australia
    Credit
    © The Royal Society
    Image number
    RS.10566
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