image latham j_supplement_1802_plate 138
Image number: RS.17564
Credit: ©The Royal Society

‘New Holland jabiru’

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 Black-necked stork (Ephippiorhynchus asiaticus) the wading bird native to southern Asia, New Guinea and Australia. Shown on open ground, with water.

Plate 138 from the Supplement. II. to the general synopsis of birds, by John Latham (London, Leigh, Sotheby & Son, 1802). The plate is inscribed above ‘Pl. CXXXVIII’; and below ‘New Holland Jabiru. Publish’d as the Act directs May 30, 1801, by Leigh, Sotheby & Son, York Street, Covent Garden.’

In the associated description, the author states: ‘Inhabits New Holland. The description and figure which we have given of the bird, is taken from a specimen in the Leverian Museum, drawn for me by my friend and relation Mr. Shaw, of Great James Street…Mr Lambert informs me, that only two have yet been met with, but are now and then seen on the muddy banks of the harbour of Port Jackson, searching for fish…’

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

Associated place

<The World>
   > Asia
<The World>
   > Oceania
      > Australia
<The World>
   > Oceania
      > Papua New Guinea