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Platypus, New South Wales.
(Ornithorinques Platypuses)
plate 64 in the Voyage de Découvertes aux Terres Australes (Voyage of Discovery to the Southern Lands) atlas. Arthus Bertrand, Paris, 1824, 2nd edition

hand-coloured etching and engraving printed in black and blue ink
24.3 × 31.8 cm (plate) 27.6 × 37.0 cm (sheet)
Place/s of Execution
Paris, France
printed in ink above image u.r.: 64 .
printed in ink (in image): 1 . , 2 .
printed in ink in margin: 3 .
printed in ink below image l.l.-l.r.: C.A. Lesneur del. J.Milbert direx. Chaubard sculp.
printed in ink below image l.c.: NOUVELLE-HOLLANDE : N.ELLE (ELLE in superscript above . ) GALLES DU SUD . / 1. ORNITHORINQUE BRUN . (Ornithornicus Fuscus N. femina .) Poil du dos vû du face (5.) de Profil (6.) / 2. ORNITHORINQUE ROUX (Ornithorincus Rufus N. Mas. ) Poil du dos vû du face (7.) de Profil (8.) / 3 . Tête de l'Orinthorinque Brun mâle sortant des Roseaux . / 4 . Dessous de la queue de l'Orinthorinque roux fémelle, montrant l'ouverture commune aux organes génetaux, aux excrémens et aux urines .
printed in ink below image l.l.: 5. 6.
printed in ink below image l.r.: 8. 7.
Accession Number
International Prints / International Prints and Drawings
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Joe White Bequest, 2010
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Gallery location
Not on display