Shaw General Zoology engraving, Nonpareil Parrakeet. 57
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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.
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 .