Robert LAURIEWilliam STRAHANThomas CADELL, The Poa Enlarge 1 /1


1753 /1757 – 1836


1715 – 1785



1742 – 1802


The Poa c.1776 Title Notes: Voyage II
Page: plate 41
Place made: London, Greater London, England
Materials & Technique: prints, books, ink; paper mezzotint, printed in colour inks a la poupée, from one copper plate; touched with varnish Support: thin smooth cream paper subsequently affixed to backing sheet of thin smooth cream laid paper
Manufacturer's Mark: watermark centre of backing sheet, 'JWHATMAN'.
Edition State: published state
Impression: undesignated impression as issued
Edition: print run unknown

Primary Insc: no inscriptions.
Secondary Insc: no inscriptions.
Tertiary Insc: Inscribed with voyage and plate numbers upper right of backing sheet in black pencil, '2 [enclosed in circle] 41'.
Dimensions: printed image (irregular) 31.0 h x 22.0 w sheet 35.2 h x 25.2 w backing sheet 62.6 h x 38.7 w
Acknowledgement: Purchased 2013
Accession No: NGA 2013.4129.9.68
Subject: Voyages of exploration and discovery 1600-1900: English
  • Collection of Charles Hoare (1767-1851) of Luscombe, Devon, England, grandson of Henry Hoare of Stourhead, Wiltshire and a partner in the family bank Hoare & Co. [Bookplate]
  • ? Hoare family library, Stourhead, Wiltshire
  • Unknown collection.
  • Collection of John D. Altmann (1919-1996).
  • At auction 'Rare books and manuscripts', Melbourne: Christie's Australia, 28 November 1996, lot 626 (ill.) estimate $30-40,000.
  • With Hordern House Rare Books, Sydney.
  • Purchased by the National Gallery of Australia, from Hordern House Rare Books, Sydney, 2013.