France 1734 – 1785


Un opossum de la terre Van-Diemen. [A possum from Van Diemen's land]. c.1786
Collection Title: Cook, James. 'Troisieme voyage de Cook ou voyage a l'ocean pacifique'. Paris : Hotel de Thou, 1785.
Page: plate 8
Place made: Paris, Île-de-France, Ville de Paris department, France
Materials & Technique: prints, ink; paper engraving, printed in black ink, from one copper plate Support: medium-weight smooth off-white laid paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark.
Edition State: published state
Impression: undesignated impression as issued
Edition: print run unknown

Primary Insc: no inscriptions.
Secondary Insc: no inscriptions.
Tertiary Insc: Inscribed verso upper right in black pencil, '$16'.
Dimensions: printed image 16.1 h x 22.8 w cm plate-mark 18.0 h x 24.2 w cm sheet 19.8 h x 27.8 w cm
Acknowledgement: The Gregg collection of Australian and Pacific colonial prints. Gift of Ted and Gina Gregg, 2010.
Accession No: NGA 2011.111
Subject: Australia, Animal: Possum Voyages of exploration and discovery 1600-1900: English
  • Gift to the National Gallery of Australia, from Ted and Gina Gregg, Sydney, February 2011.