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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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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.

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

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 ( 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 ( select the "Rare and Extinct Creatures" link on the right side. Then select "Quagga" from the list.