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William Dampier engraving Thomas Murray

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William Dampier


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Antique print relating to Australia


William Dampier (1651-1715) was the first Englishman to explore parts of New Holland (Australia) and the first person to circumnavigate the world three times. Dampier has been described as the first natural historian of Australia and the greatest explorer-adventurer between Sir Walter Raleigh and Captain Cook. The original oil is in the National Portrait Gallery, London. Trimmed, one small abrasion bottom right corner.

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artist (After Thomas Murray (1663-1735))
method Copper-line engraving
date C1780
size 185mm by 120mm (sheet)
SKU AU8536