image latham j_supplement_1802_plate 131
Image number: RS.17556
Credit: ©The Royal Society

‘Nitid Grosbeak’

Date

1802

Creator

John Latham (1740-1837, British), Naturalist

Object type

Library reference

48050

Material

Technique

Dimensions

height (print): 242mm
width (print): 180mm

Subject

Biology
   > Zoology
      > Ornithology
Biology
   > Natural history

Content object

nature
   > animal
      > bird

Description

Ornithological study of the Beautiful firetail (Stagonopleura bella) a bird native to Australia. Shown perched on a low tree branch.

Plate 131 from the Supplement. II. to the general synopsis of birds, by John Latham (London, Leigh, Sotheby & Son, 1802). The plate is inscribed above ‘Pl. CXXXI.’; and below ‘Nitid Grosbeak. Publishd as the Act directs May 30, 1801, by Leigh, Sotheby & Son, York Street, Covent Garden.’ The initial ‘L’ appears on the plate.

In the associated description, the author states: ‘Found in the same place and at the same time as the last [Inhabits New South Wales…in May].’

John Latham (1740-1837) British surgeon and naturalist, was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1775.

Associated place

<The World>
   > Oceania
      > Australia