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Joseph Wolf George Edwards
This page represents only a small part of our collection of original Antique prints of Wild Animals. Please click on an image to see it in high-resolution, with details of the work itself. For enquiries and purchases, please do contact us.
Common Marmoset with snail and pink dog rose. Owned by the mid-wife Sidney Cannon who delivered George III and was renowned as an avid collector of curiosities; much of her collection was bought by Horace Walpole.
Halmaturus Billardieri: Tasmanian Wallaby. Two wallabies, one in foreground, other in grassy background.
Giraffe: Two men leading it by a halter. Not seen in Europe since the time of Julius Caesar, a giraffe was presented to Cosimo dei Medici in 1485; another would not be seen until the mid 19th century. With text in French.
SOLD. Leopards: Felis leopardis. The Panther from Malaysia and the Leopard from Morocco. Drawn from life at the society’s Vivarium.
Hippopotamus: Hippopotamus amphibius. Captured on the White Nile and drawn from life at the Zoological Society’s Vivarium.
Leopard: After Johann Elias Reidinger.
North American Buffalo having a gambol.
Thylacine (Tasmanian Tiger). Thylacinus cynocephalus. A pair captured near Launceston and drawn from life at the Zoological Society’s Vivarium. Extinct in the wild by 1930, the last captive died in 1936.
Leopard: Felis Leopardus. Male.
Cape Buffalo with descriptive text. Founded in 1698, the SPCK is the oldest Anglican mission and publishing house of the Church of England.
Zebra: The first zebra in England was brought from Cape of Good Hope aboard the HMS Terpsichore as a gift to Queen Charlotte and kept at Buckingham House menagerie.
Great Anteater. Mymecophaga jubata. Captured in South America. and drawn from life at the society’s Vivarium.
Painted Ocelot: Felis picta. Captured in Central America and drawn from life at the society’s Vivarium.
Female Rhinoceros and young elephant with tusks added by Edwards. Drawn from life in London.
Elephant: Elephas Indicus a sub species of the Asian elephant originating from mainland Asia.
Zebra: Pair from the Cape of Good Hope after missionary Guy Tachard, with an Ibex after explorer Peter Kolben.
Tigeress: Felis Tigris foemina.