The naming of the Roo: an essay on the contribution of artists to the biological exploration of the new world

Davies, Alexander S. (2012) The naming of the Roo: an essay on the contribution of artists to the biological exploration of the new world. In: Preserving the Humboldt tradition of scholarship in Australasia: proceedings of the fourteenth Biennial Conference of the Australian Association of von Humboldt fellows, pp. 31-34. From: Fourteenth Biennial Conference of the Australian Association of von Humboldt Fellows, 30 September - 2 October 2011, Randwick, NSW, Australia.

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[Extract] Many expeditions set out from Europe in the 18ᵗʰ and 19ᵗʰ centuries to discover new plants and animals. Some of them, such as that of Alexander von Humboldt, brought specimens back to Europe and employed artists so that their discoveries could be published. Other expeditions, such as those of Joseph Banks and Matthew Flinders, took illustrators with them. All depended on the skills of engravers, colourists and printers to publish pictures of the plants and animals they had found, to ensure their place in the history of science. But who were these artists and artisans, why were they so industrious and what did they really achieve?

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Item Type: Conference Item (Refereed Research Paper - E1)
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ISBN: 978-0-9588149-2-8
Date Deposited: 18 Jan 2013 05:33
FoR Codes: 06 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 0608 Zoology > 060899 Zoology not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9503 Heritage > 950305 Conserving Natural Heritage @ 100%
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