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442926
  • Title
    Natural history of eighteen nondescrpt. moths with descriptions. Collected - engraved and faithfully coloured after nature by John William Lewin, New South Wales Parramatta, 1804
  • Creator
  • Call number
    SAFE/PX*D 258
  • Level of description
    series
  • Date

    1803-1804
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    442926
  • Issue Copy
    Digitised
  • Physical Description
    18 prints - 20.6 x 15.7 cm. - hand-coloured etchings
  • Scope and Content
    1-2. Dappled Grey
    3. Pl.1 [i.e. Plate] Cryptoplava irrorata Lew:
    5. Mimosa Ruby [text on the larva]
    7. Pl.2 Cryptophasa Rebescens Lew
    9. Ruby
    11. [Plate 3] Cryptophasa Septosfermi Pultenae Lewin
    13. Banksia
    15. [Plate 4] Cryptophasa alba-costa Lewin
    17. Striped Banksia
    19. [Plate 5] Cyptophasa Strigata
    21-22. The Oak Beauty
    23. [Plate 6] Xylopsyche LewinniHepialus Ligniveren Lewin
    25. Sydney Beauty
    27. [Plate 7] Cossuna Lewinii / Tinea Cossuma Lewin
    29. Motley Grey
    31. [Plate 8] Ara... / Tortrix Australana Lewin
    33. Sting Rays
    35. [Plate 9] Bombyx Vulnerans
    37. Orange Shouldered
    39. [Plate 10] Lithosa Replana
    41. Snout
    43. [Plate 11] Bombyx Nasuta
    45. Hook-Tip
    47. [Plate 12] Clisiocampa Lewinae / Bombyx Lewinae
    49. She-Oak
    51. [Plate 13] Bombyx Exposita Lewin / allied to ...
    53. Tiger
    55. [Plate 14] Aoarista / Phalaenoides Glycinae
    57. Banksia Beauty
    59. [Plate 15] Bombyx Banksiae
    61. Brindled Beauty
    63. [Plate 16] Bombyx tristis
    65. Striped Sphinx
    67. [Plate 17] Sphinx Oldenlaudus [?]
    69. Cross-Barred Sphinx
    71. [Plate 18] Sphinx ardenius
  • System of arrangement
    The contents list has retained the page numbers allocated in the album.
  • Source
    Deposited by the Linnean Society of New South Wales on permanent loan in 1970. Subsequently presented to the Mitchell Library in 1993.
  • Access Conditions
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  • Copying Conditions
    Out of copyright: Artist died before 1955
    Please acknowledge: : Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales
  • General note

    Accompanying each illustration is a page of descriptive text that is handwritten in ink. The etchings are titled by J.W. Lewin using the common form of the name of the moth illustrated.
    The volume was compiled in New South Wales most likely as a pattern book for the London edition.

    These etchings were used in the published version of, "Prodromus entomology. Natural history of lepidopterous insects of New South Wales / collected, engraved, and faithfully painted after nature by John William Lewin." London, 1805 (DSM/ Q595.78/ L).
    Pencil notes by the botanist Sir James Edward Smith (1759-1828) and Alexander Macleay (1767-1848) give varying scientific names. -- taken from old Mitchell Library card catalogue, subsequently discarded Feb. 2005

    Some of the text is difficult to read.

    The presence of William Sharp Macleay's signature indicates that the volume was in his possession.
    Digital order no:Album ID : 937143
  • Signatures / Inscriptions

    Handwritten titles in pencil on prints above border.
    In ink along lower edge of image appears artist and publication details,"Publish.'d as the Act directs ... [date] by J.W. Lewin, N.S.W."
    The illustrations are dated between 1803 and 1804.
    "W.S. Macleay" signature appears on front and back endpapers.
    The front endpaper bears the stamp of the Linnean Society of New South Wales.
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