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    ‘Tabuan Parrot’

    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 male Australian King Parrot (Alisterus scapularis).

    Plate 11 from Journal of a voyage to New South Wales...by John White (J.Debrett, London, 1790).

    The accompanying text states that: “The Tabuan Parrot, one of which was observed here...is a bird about eighteen inches in length, and bigger than the Scarlet Lory...”

    The plate is inscribed: “S.Stone Delin. Tabuan Parrot. London Published 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.10570
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