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The Green Butterfly of South America ; The Rattle Snake & Dypsas of Guiana. 

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Title

The Green Butterfly of South America ; The Rattle Snake & Dypsas of Guiana.

Date of Original

1796

Special Collection

Bentley-Blake Collection

Creator

Barlow, Inigo, engraver

Format

1 leaf : illustrations ; 27 x 20 cm

Storage Location

Rare Books

Notes

Plate opposite page 196, Vol. II, in: Stedman, John Gabriel, 1744-1797. Narrative of a five years' expedition against the revolted Negroes of Surinam, in Guiana, on the wild coast of South America, from the year 1772, to 1777, elucidating the history of that country, and describing its productions, viz. quadrupedes, birds, fishes, reptiles, trees, shrubs, fruits, & roots.

Size of images: 8 x 14 cm each.

"The 81 plates are dated Dec. 1792, Dec. 1793, Dec. 1794, and Dec. 1795, and 39 have no engraver's name. Thirteen are signed "Blake Sculpt."; besides these, GEB & Keynes (1921) are confident that Blake also engraved the plates opposite volume 1, page 227; volume 2, page 104; and volume 2, page 296, which are not signed."--Cf. Bentley.

Of the other sixty-five plates 13 are signed by Barlow, 7 by T. Conder, 3 by Bartolozzi, 2 each by Benedetti and A. Smith, and 1 each by T. Holloway and Perry.

See Catalogue Link below for full Victoria University Library catalogue record.

Catalogue Number

Blake no.781 v.2

Copyright

Public Domain

Subject

Slavery -- Suriname
Indians of South America -- Suriname
Suriname -- History -- To 1814
Suriname -- Description and travel

Sequence

0781

Contributor(s)

Stedman, John Gabriel, 1744-1797, illustrator

Item

Art print

Access

Open

Resource ID

10912

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