A rare original hand coloured copper plate engraving depicting
a standing King Penguin (Aptenodytes Patagonica ) being Plate
XXIII, of the 41 illustrations by John Frederick Miller, for
Miller and George Shaw Cimelia Physica. London 1796 Figures of
the Most Rare and Curious Quadrupeds, Birds etc. London 1796.
In many cases these are the first illustrations of the species
and are therefore considered rare and now highly collectable.
This elegant, very topical - thanks to the current movie, original
handcoloured 1796 copper engraving, is presented in a museum
matted, glazed, embossed wood frame and would a great addition
to any collection, or as decoration for a student or historian's
study or even a very lucky child's bedroom.
Frame 27 1/2 x 21 1/2" (Ref.TB2 /VLN/d. anng> OOL