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Mammals of Australia, key plates [picture]
Bib ID 3075907
Format PicturePicture, OnlineOnline
Author
Richter, H. C
 
Online Versions
Description [1845-1863] 
156 prints : hand col. containers 60 x 41 x 5 cm. 
Summary

These key plates (or pattern plates) are pre-publication impressions, most without titles or other engraved inscriptions. They have been hand coloured, possibly by the artist, and have written comments, probably by Gould. They were used as a reference by the colourists of the published prints.

Full contents
  • Pt. 1, PIC/8549/83-97
  • Pt. 2, PIC/8549/98-118
  • Pt. 3, PIC/8549/119-133
  • Pt. 4, PIC/8549/134-148
  • Pt. 6, PIC/8549/149-163
  • Pt. 7, PIC/8549/164-178
  • Pt. 8, PIC/8549/179-193
  • Pt. 9, PIC/8549/194-207
  • Pt. 11, PIC/8549/208-222
  • Pt. 12 and 13, PIC/8549/223-238.
 
Biography/History

The 3 volume work Mammals of Australia was published in 13 parts from 1845 to 1863 and included a total of 179 prints.

Notes

Cover title.

Attribution: the published plates are inscribed either "J.Gould and H.C. Richter del et lith" or "H.C. Richter del et lith"; with "Hullmandel & Walton Imp".

Some of the key plates have hand-written inscriptions, probably by Gould, referring to colours or other artistic details.

Condition: generally worn due to handling, some on secondary backing paper, some patched.

The 23 plates have "Crommelin gift" stamped on reverse (see file 204/04/00060).

a The key plates are in 10 folders made from covers from the publication Birds of Australia (Supplement); each has a hand-written label "Mammals of Australia, key plates, part ...", relating to the published parts.

Selected items also available in an electronic version via the Internet at: http://nla.gov.au/nla.pic-vn3075907

Iredale, Tom, 1880-1972. Again Gould : an amazing discovery. In Australian zoologist, vol. 11, part 4, 31 July 1951.

Subjects Mammals - Australia - Pictorial works.  |  Macropodidae - Australia - Pictorial works.
Other authors/contributors Gould, John, 1804-1881  |  Gould, John, 1804-1881. Mammals of Australia  |  Hullmandel & Walton

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