Yango Mungo ye Yango of Bathurst's Plains. New Holland. Engraving. John Lewin, Moses Griffith.

Yango Mungo ye Yango of Bathurst's Plains. New Holland. Engraving.

London: G. & W. B. Whitaker, May 1824. Hand colored copper engraved portrait of the Aboriginal Australian chief, by Australia's first free settler professional artist John Lewin, whose 'Birds of New South Wales' was the first work on natural history to have been made in Australia.

The head and shoulders portrait depicts the bearded Wiradjuri chief whom it is thought Lewin met while crossing the Blue Mountains with Macquarie in 1815, following the expedition of Blaxland, Lawson and Wentworth in 1813.

5 1/2 x 9". Trove 7674783 records only one copy at the National Library of Australia. Very good condition. Item #25888

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