Greater Argonaut Octopus. Frederick Polydore Nodder.
Frederick Polydore Nodder

Greater Argonaut Octopus

(Argonauto argo)
Hand coloured engraving
12.5 x 17 cm
Initialled in plate London. Published April 4th 1792, by F.R. Nodder & Co. No. 10 Brewer Street and 101

Frederick Polydore Nodder (1751-c1800) was a gifted natural history artist and engraver. Nodder honed his draftsmanship working on Captain Cook and Joseph Banks' Florilegium and engraving Sydney Parkinson's sketches of Australian plants. He was made "botanic painter to her majesty" Queen Charlotte

Item #5846

Price: $600.00

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