Summary

Hand coloured lithographic proof of a Red-bellied Black Snake, Pseudechis porphyriacus, from Studley Park, Melbourne, by Arthur Bartholomew, for Plate 1 in The Prodromus of the Zoology of Victoria by Frederick McCoy.

This plate forms part of the much larger Prodromus Collection. Many of the original illustrations in the collection informed the production of the two volume work 'The Prodromus of the Zoology of Victoria', Museum Victoria's first major publication commencing in 1878.

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Red-bellied Black Snake, Pseudechis porphyriacus, by Arthur Bartholomew. Hand coloured proof, lithographic link on paper, 19cm x 28cm, published as Plate 1 in The Prodromus of the Zoology of Victoria by Frederick McCoy.

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