Sandtique Rare Prints
Shaw's Zoology - "SPECTACLE SNAKE" - Copper Engraving - 1803
RARE, ANTIQUE COPPER ENGRAVED SNAKE PRINT
This 211 year old print is from George Shaw's "GENERAL ZOOLOGY or SYSTEMATIC NATURAL HISTORY". This print came from a book published by G. Kearsley in London in 1800-23.
George Shaw (1751 – 1813) was an English botanist and zoologist, born at Buckinghamshire and educated at Oxford, receiving his M.A. in 1772. In 1786 he became the assistant lecturer in botany at Oxford University. He was a co-founder of the Linnean Society in 1788, and became a fellow of the Royal Society in 1789.
In 1791 Shaw became assistant keeper of the natural history department at the British Museum, as keeper in 1806. Shaw published one of the first English descriptions with scientific names of several Australian animals in his "Zoology of New Holland" (1794). He was among the first scientists to examine a platypus and published the first scientific description of it in The Naturalist's Miscellany in 1799.
This copper engraving print (the size of the picture) is about 4" x 5 1/2" on a page that is about 5 " x 8 1/2". It is in good condition with slight age toning. The print is suitable for framing and would be an excellent gift.
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