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1816 Bullocks Museum curios and fossils Featured William Birch Print

1816 Bullocks Museum curios and fossils

1816 handcoloured copperplate engraving by R. Sands from a drawing by J.P. Neale, published by John Harris for "The Beauties of England and Wales". The Egyptian Hall was built in 1812 by William Bullock in Piccadilly, London, to house his collections which included taxidermy, fossils and ethnographic items brought back by Captain Cook. As a public museum it was a great success drawing in over 220, 000 visitors in 1816. The first Mary Anning specimen of an ichthyosaur were displayed at Bullock's Museum (as well as later more complete specimens belonging to Thomas Birch described by Sir Everard Home in an article of 1819 and named by him Proteosaurus). Bullock's collection was sold in 1819 and Birch's in 1820. The British Museum bought Anning's first ichthyosaur skull and the Royal College of Surgeons bought Birch's more complete specimen - which was destroyed by the bombing of 1941

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BIRCH: PHILADELPHIA, 1800. An unfinished house in Chestnut Street, Philadelphia. Line engraving by William Birch & Son, 1800. The mansion, which became known as 'Morris' Folly,' was designed by Pierre Charles l'Enfant for Robert Morris, but left unfinished when the owner's fortunes declined. It was demolished in 1800 Featured William Birch Print

BIRCH: PHILADELPHIA, 1800. An unfinished house in Chestnut Street, Philadelphia. Line engraving by William Birch & Son, 1800. The mansion, which became known as 'Morris' Folly,' was designed by Pierre Charles l'Enfant for Robert Morris, but left unfinished when the owner's fortunes declined. It was demolished in 1800

BIRCH: PHILADELPHIA, 1800. An unfinished house in Chestnut Street, Philadelphia. Line engraving by William Birch & Son, 1800. The mansion, which became known as 'Morris' Folly,' was designed by Pierre Charles l'Enfant for Robert Morris, but left unfinished when the owner's fortunes declined. It was demolished in 1800

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FRIGATE PHILADEPHIA, 1800. Preparation for War to defend commerce. The Swedish Church Southwark with the building of the frigate 'Philadephia': colored line engraving, 1800, by William Birch & Son Featured William Birch Print

FRIGATE PHILADEPHIA, 1800. Preparation for War to defend commerce. The Swedish Church Southwark with the building of the frigate "Philadephia": colored line engraving, 1800, by William Birch & Son

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