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spruce fir newzealand cook antique botanical engraving print

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The Spruce Fir of New Zealand


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Antique botanical print of a New Zealand native plant


'Le Spruce de la Nouvelle Zelande' Depicts Dacrydium cupressinum (Podocarpaceae). 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. Ref : AUSBOT REF : NZBOT

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artist Robert Benard (engraver)
method Copper-line engraving
date 1778
size 235mm by 180mm (platemark)
SKU BT3264