Prince Regent Sericulus, New South Wales, Australia, 1822-1825.

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Prince Regent Sericulus, New South Wales, Australia, 1822-1825.
4 0 c m
 
30cm
actual image size: 22cm x 32cm

Description

Engraved plate 20 by Coutant after Prevost, from 'Voyage autour du monde', ('Voyage round the world') by Louis Isidore Duperrey (1826), showing a female 'Prince Regent Sericule'; this is possibly a type of bowerbird. Duperrey (1786-1865), a French marine hydrographer, was the commander of the 'Coquille' during its world voyage (1822-1825) which included Chile, Peru, Polynesia, the Molucca Islands (Indonesia), New Ireland (Papua New Guinea) and Australia.

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10425401

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