John Latham

John Latham, A General Synopsis of Birds
John Latham 1740-1837

“Known as the ‘grandfather’ of Australian ornithology, he was the first to describe, and to name scientifically, a large number of Australian birds. He drew all the plates for the general synopsis…himself, most from his own sketches, but later his daughter (Ann) made drawings and paintings for him…” [Ref. Whittel, The Literature of Australian Birds, pp.409-410]

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Various artists, Birds

#LA103 Little Penguin
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Natural history prints, other artists/publishers

#LA122 Frontal Shrike
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