image tracts_492_9_frontispiece
Image number: RS.11877
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Greater bilby

Date

1867

Creator

JC Susenbeth (active 1860s, German), Lithographer

Object type

Library reference

Tracts 492/9

Material

Technique

Dimensions

height (print): 155mm
width (print): 215mm

Subject

Biology
   > Zoology

Content object

nature
   > animal

Description

Landscape with three specimens of the nocturnal Australian marsupial the Greater bilby (Macrotis lagotis) exhibiting the creatures different postures.

From the monograph Der grossohrige Beueldachs. Peramles (Macrotis) lagotis. Reid by Max Schmidt (Separat-Abdruck aus Der Zoologische Garten, 1867).

The print is inscribed below: ‘J.S. Susenbeth fec. W. Pfnor X At.’

Maximilian (Max) Schmidt (1834-1888) German veterinary surgeon and zoologist, Director of the Zoological Gardens in Frankfurt am Main.

Associated place

<The World>
   > Oceania
      > Australia
<The World>
   > Europe
      > Germany