1784,RARE SHAW & NODDER Painted By Hand ENGR. LOPHIUS HARLEQUIN FROG-FISH NE1

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Title The Naturalist's Miscellany

Author

George Shaw & Frederick Nodder

Date

1789-1813

Sizes

5" 5/8 x 9" 1/8 (14,5 x 23,5 cm)

Descri ption

Numbered Copper engraving. Beautiful original hand coloring. Names in Latin and English .

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"The Naturalist's Miscellany"

by G. Shaw & F.Nodder

Biography of the Artist

George Shaw (10 th December 1751 – 22Th July 1813) was born in Bierton, Buckingamshire, and received his early education at Magdalen Hall in Oxford.

In 1781 Shaw became the Keeper of the Department of Natural History at the British Museum, co-founder of the Linnean Society. In 1789 was elected fellow of the Royal Society.

Between 1790 and 1813 – with F.P. Nodder as illustrator – Shaw published the “ The Naturalist's Miscellany” an extensive compendium of the birds, mammals, reptiles, insects, fishes, crustacean and sea marine life - that were new to science - discovered and described by naturalists and explorers in and around Australia and New Zealand during Eighteenth Century expedictions. S haw was the first scientist to examine the duck-billed platypus when a specimen was brought to him from Captain John Hunter's Australian expedition.

In 1794 Shaw also
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