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Information: This beautiful first edition, copper plate engraving is from George Shaw's work General Zoology or Systematic Natural History. The work was published in the early 1800s in London. Each plate features beautiful, recent professional hand-coloring. Guarantee: This print is an original antique print and not a modern reproduction. I guarantee this print to be authentic. Due to its age, some imperfections can be expected. Please view the detailed photo(s) below carefully.
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Author: George Shaw
Work: General Zoology Date: 1800s Print Style: Engraving Paper Size: ~ 8 1/2" by 5" Paper Type: Woven Special
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Shaw was a doctor, Fellow of the Royal Society , co-founder of the Linnean Society , and a zoologist of the British Museum. He was also the first to publish a scientific description of the platypus which was done in his noted work with Frederick Nodder, the Naturalist's Miscellany .