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Opossum Van Diemens Land engraving Mazell John Webber

An Opossum from Van Diemen's Land

$380.00

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Antique print relating to Australia
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The first depiction of a Tasmanian animal. From Cook's 'Voyage to the Pacific Ocean'. Laid watermarked paper. John Webber was the officially appointed artist for Captain James Cook's third voyage of discovery around the Pacific (1776-1780).
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artist Peter Mazell after John Webber (1751-1793)
method Copper-line engraving
date C1784
size 215mm by 270mm (platemark)
SKU AU5403