Mountain Eagle of New South Wales. THOMAS WATLING, Edward DAYES.

Mountain Eagle of New South Wales.

London: Cadell and Davies, 1802.

Handcoloured engraving, 260 x 200 mm. mounted.

A fine original hand coloured engraving of the splendid mountain eagle of New South Wales. The wedge-tailed eagle is Australia's largest bird of prey with a wingspan of up to 2.5m.

A fine original hand coloured engraving of the splendid mountain eagle of New South Wales. The wedge-tailed eagle is Australia's largest bird of prey with a wingspan of up to 2.5m.

This engraving was produced in London by Edward Dayes, almost certainly from sketches made by the convict artist Thomas Watling. It was included in the last of the First Fleet journals to be published, the earliest history of Australia as an English colony.

David Collins (1756-1810), deputy judge advocate and lieutenant-governor the longest serving of any of the published First-Fleeters provided the most thorough day-to-day account of life in the colony, and his notes and descriptions of aboriginal life are the best of any of his contemporaries.

Price (AUD): $650.00  other currencies Ref: #2908535

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