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    Sale 5429

    Travel, Science & Natural History

    24 September 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 117

    Julius L. Brenchley (1816-1873)

    Trichoglossus Palmarum, New Hebrides Group; Eopsaltria Caledonica, New Caledonia; Macropycia Crassirastris, Solomon Group; Wax Wing, Northern Europe; and Pachycephala Xanthetraca, New Caledonia

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    Julius L. Brenchley (1816-1873)
    Trichoglossus Palmarum, New Hebrides Group; Eopsaltria Caledonica, New Caledonia; Macropycia Crassirastris, Solomon Group; Wax Wing, Northern Europe; and Pachycephala Xanthetraca, New Caledonia
    all inscribed on the reverse as titled, the first further inscribed 'Cruise of H.M.S. "CURAçOA" among the S.S.I in 1865/Julius.L.Brenchley.MA, F.R.G.S.'
    hand painted on Minton tiles
    6 1/8 x 6 1/8in. (15.5 x 15.5cm.) (6)


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    Under command of Sir William Wiseman, the Curaçoa sailed from Sydney to the archipelagoes of the western Pacific making stops at Lord Howe Island, Norfolk Island, Samoa, Tonga, and Fiji. The voyage is especially notable for the important natural history data collected.
    Julius L Brenchley, was the authour of the work that resulted from the voyage, Jottings during the Cruise of H.M.S. Curaçoa among the South Sea Islands in 1865

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