Le Wombat. (Phascolomis Wombat N.) Nouvelle Hollande; Ile King.
Paris: Imprimerie de Langlois, 1807. One of the most attractive prints of wombats, a pair of wombats with 4 offspring clambering about. This is plate XXVIII from the work illustrating Nicolas Baudin's expedition. At the time, the French were the most progressive at sending teams of artists & scientists around the world with their explorers. Copper engraving with original hand color. Platemark measures 12 1/2 x 9 1/2'' with small margins. A large early representation of the infrequently depicted wombat. Very good condition. Item #18812
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