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430344
  • Title
    Series 01: Ornithology of Australia, ca. 1863-1875 / by Silvester Diggles
  • Level of description
    series
  • Date

    ca. 1863-1875
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    430344
  • Physical Description
    4 albums (ca. 245 plates of watercolour drawings) - 37.8 x 29 x 4 cm. or smaller (for each album)
  • Scope and Content
    Comprises the original manuscript (in four volumes) of the published work: The ornithology of Australia / by Silvester Diggles. Brisbane : Printed for the author by T.P. Pugh, [1866-1870].

    Ornithology of Australia. Volume 1, commences with Acquila and ends with Smicrornis, ca. 1863-1875 / by Silvester Diggles

    Ornithology of Australia. Volume 2, commences with Erythrodryas and ends with Centropus, ca. 1863-1875 / by Silvester Diggles

    Ornithology of Australia. Volume 3, commences with Cacatua and ends with Strepsilas, ca. 1863-1875 / by Silvester Diggles

    Ornithology of Australia. Volume 4, commences with Sclopas and ends with Eudyptula, ca. 1863-1875 / by Silvester Diggles

    The four albums contain approximately 245 original watercolour drawings by Silvester Diggles and his niece Rowena Birkett.
  • Source
    Transferred from Mitchell Manuscripts (A 1525/1-4), August 1997 Bequeathed by D.S. Mitchell, 1907
  • Copying Conditions
    Out of copyright: Creator died before 1955
    Please acknowledge: : Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales
  • Published Information
    The ornithology of Australia / by Silvester Diggles¶Brisbane : Printed for the author by T.P. Pugh, [1866-1870]
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