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QUAGGA EXTINCT OSTRICH Woodcut Townsend Friend Foe 1890 London

QUAGGA EXTINCT OSTRICH Woodcut Townsend Friend Foe 1890 London


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PLATE TITLE   The Quagga | PLATE NUMBER   2
MEDIUM/TYPE   Woodcut | SIZE   small octavo
WORK TITLE   Friend and Foe…
ARTIST(S)/AUTHOR(S)   Grace Townsend | DATE/YEAR   1890


The extinct Quagga (equus quagga quagga) from the work Friend and Foe from Field and Forest, A Natural History of the Mammalia edited by Mrs. Grace Townsend. Read more about this work on our Specialties Page.


CONDITION
Very good; print is matted in a black-core silk-like mat and shrinkwrapped.


COMMENTS
Includes copy of title page.

Interesting Information and Links Related to the Quagga
The last captive quagga died in Amsterdam Zoo in 1883 just a few years before this wood engraving was published.

On Wikipedia's website (just search Quagga)

On Peter Maas's Website (www.petermaas.nl) select the "Most Recent Extinctions" link from the left. Then on that page scroll a little more than half way down and you will find "Quagga" on the list - click on it.

On the Messybeast Website (www.messybeast.com) select the "Rare and Extinct Creatures" link on the right side. Then select "Quagga" from the list.