A General History of Quadrupeds

A General History of Quadrupeds

The Figures Engraved on Wood

eBook - 2009
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In the late eighteenth century, the British took greater interest than ever before in observing and recording all aspects of the natural world. Travelers and colonists returning from far-flung lands provided dazzling accounts of such exotic creatures as elephants, baboons, and kangaroos. The engraver Thomas Bewick (1753OCo1828) harnessed this newfound interest by assembling the most comprehensive illustrated guide to nature of his day.

"A General History of Quadrupeds," first published in 1790, showcases BewickOCOs groundbreaking engraving techniques that allowed text and images to be published on the same page. From anteaters to zebras, armadillos to wolverines, this delightful volume features engravings of over four hundred animals alongside descriptions of their characteristics as scientifically understood at the time. "Quadrupeds "reaffirms BewickOCOs place in history as an incomparable illustrator, one whose influence on natural history and book printing still endures today.

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Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, c2009
Edition: University of Chicago Press ed
ISBN: 9780226044859
0226044858
9780226044804
0226044807
9780226044811
0226044815
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xi, 526 p.) : ill
Additional Contributors: Martel, Yann

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