Lined fishing eagle [From: Illustrations of Indian Zoology. Chiefly selected from the collection of Major-General Hardwicke F. R. S. ].
Item ID 72423
London, Treuttel, Wurtz, Treuttel, jun. and Richter, 1831. Folio (46.5 x 33.2 cm). Fine lithographed plate with original hand-colouring. A fine, very large illustration of a lined fishing eagle ( Haliaetus lineatus ), a species newly described by the great British zoologist John Edward Gray (1800-1875). It was drawn and lithographed by the British illustrator Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins (1807-1894), who became famous as a sculptor of life-size models of dinosaurs - for instance in the Crystal Palace Park in south London, and the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia. Plates not numbered. According to Zimmer no text other than the captions was published. Sawyer, The dates of issue of J. E. Gray's "Illustrations of Indian Zoology" ; Zimmer, pp. 272-273. ...and an eagle