John LEWIN, Bombyx banksiae. Enlarge 1 /1

John LEWIN

England 1770 – Sydney, New South Wales, Australia 1819

  • Australia from 1800

Bombyx banksiae. 24 October 1803
Collection Title: Lewin, John. 'A natural history of the Lepidopterous insects of New South Wales'. London: J. H. Bohte, 1822
Page: plate 9, facing page 10
Place made: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Materials & Technique: books, illustrated books, ink; paper etching, printed in black ink, from one copper plate; hand-coloured; letterpress text Support: cream wove J.Whatman Turkey Mill 1826 paper
Manufacturer's Mark: watermark, 'J WHATMAN / TURKEY MILL / 1826'.
Edition State: 2nd edition
Impression: undesignated impression as issued
Edition: print run unknown
Place Published: London
Date Published: 1822

Primary Insc: no inscriptions.
Secondary Insc: no inscriptions.
Tertiary Insc: no inscriptions.
Dimensions: plate-mark 20.0 h x 15.1 w cm sheet 25.8 h x 20.0 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1983
Accession No: NGA 83.3069.10
Subject: Australia, Animal: Insect Australia, Book arts: Illustrated book
Provenance:
  • Purchased by the Australian National Gallery, from Tim and Anne McCormick, Sydney, September 1983.