Frederick Polydore Nodder

Frederick Polydore Nodder (fl. 1770 – c. 1800) was an English illustrator, engraver and painter.

Bruguiera gymnorhiza by Frederick Polydore Nodder
First published illustration of a platypus, by Frederick Nodder in 1799

Nodder illustrated George Shaw's periodical The Naturalist's Miscellany.[1] He also helped Joseph Banks prepare the Banks' Florilegium and converted most of Sydney Parkinson's Australian plant drawings from the Endeavour expedition into paintings and helped engrave them for publication. He illustrated the first published scientific description of the duck-billed platypus.[2] There are Nodder drawings and paintings of Australian birds and butterflies in the Natural History Division of the National Museum of Ireland.[3][incomplete short citation]

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  1. ^ Shaw, George; Nodder, Frederick Polydore; Nodder, Elizabeth; Nodder, Richard Polydore; McMillan, Buchanan; Leach, William Elford (1789–1813). The Naturalist's Miscellany. London: Nodder & Co. doi:10.5962/bhl.title.79941.
  2. ^ Shaw, George; Nodder, Frederick Polydore (1799). "The Duck-Billed Platypus, Platypus anatinus". The Naturalist's Miscellany. 10 (CXVIII): 385–386. doi:10.5962/p.304567.
  3. ^ "Nodder, Frederick Polydore". Retrieved 2020-02-02.

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