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phormium tenax flax plant cook botanical engraving antique print

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Flax Plant, New Zealand


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Antique botanical print of a New Zealand native plant


'Plante de Lin de la Nouvelle Zelande' Depicts Phormium tenax (Liliaceae). The engraving is believed to be after the original drawing by G Forster, though it was unattributed. From a French edition of 'A voyage towards the South Pole, and round the World. Performed in His Majesty's ships the Resolution and Adventure, in the years 1772, 1773, 1774, and 1775. Written by James Cook, Commander of the Resolution', published in Paris 1778. Central horizontal fold as issued. Light off-setting. Ref : AUSBOT REF : NZBOT

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artist Robert Benard (engraver)
method Copper-line engraving
date 1778
size 375mm by 235mm (platemark)
SKU BT3266