~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ This listing is for a :- 1854 untitled hand coloured print from engraving, with the publisher's details at the foot of the print
It shows Various Beetles possibly from drawings by J. Stewart and engraved by T. Brown, they are:-
KANGAROO beetle Sagra papuana , ATLAS beetle Chalcosoma atlas , HIEROGLYPHIC beetle Scarab or
Dung Beetle, GOLIATH beetle (There are five species of Goliath beetles, :
• Goliathus goliatus (Linnaeus, 1771)
• Goliathus albosignatus Boheman, 1857
• Goliathus regius Klug, 1835
• Goliathus cacicus (Voet, 1779)
• Goliathus orientalis Moser, 1909)
PERUVIAN beetle (?) and GOLDEN beetle (Charidotella sexpunctata) (for some reason the colourist has depicted the golden beetle as green)
Provenance: From a series of engravings in Oliver Goldsmith's A History of the Earth and Animated Nature; Publisher: A Fullerton, Edinburgh & London 1851 and 1858
The print measures 245 x 160 mm ( 9.5 x 6.25) " approx. It has a blank reverse. It has a considerable amount of age yellowing with handling marks, please refer to scans for condition.
please check the larger picture for condition, anything more than minor will be mentioned in the main body of the description.
This item will be shipped flat in a board backed envelope, and protected inside that envelope by a plastic sleeve
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