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Andrew Kippis portrait engraving Bartolozzi Artaud 1792

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Andrew Kippis D.D. F.R.S. & S.A.


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Antique print relating to Australia


Andrew Kippis (1725-1795) was a Nonconformist divine and biographer. He was the first biographer of Captain James Cook (1728-79). Believing that 'his public transactions ... are the grand objects to which the attention of his biographer must be directed', Kippis drew on the official Admiralty accounts of Cook's voyages and focused on his professional life. The book shaped public perception of Cook as a brilliant navigator and commander, a fearless explorer and an exemplary British hero.

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artist Francesco Bartolozzi (1727-1815) after William Artaud (1763-1823)
method Stipple engraving
date 1792
size 325mm by 255mm (platemark)
SKU AU7146