Johann Georg Adam FORSTERWilliam STRAHANThomas CADELL, Poe-bird, New Zeeland Enlarge 1 /1

Johann Georg Adam FORSTER

Nassenhuben, Prussia 1754 – Paris, France 1794

engraver

November 27, 1754 – January 10, 1794

William STRAHAN

1715 – 1785

publisher

Thomas CADELL

1742 – 1802

publisher

Poe-bird, New Zeeland 1777 Title Notes: Voyage II
Page: plate 42
Place made: London, Greater London, England
Materials & Technique: prints, books, ink; paper engraving and etching, printed in black ink, from one copper plate Support: thin smooth cream paper subsequently affixed to backing sheet of thin smooth cream laid paper
Manufacturer's Mark: watermark centre of backing sheet, 'JW HAIMAN'.
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] 42'.
Dimensions: printed image 20.8 h x 16.7 w sheet 22.2 h x 17.4 w backing sheet 62.6 h x 38.7 w
Acknowledgement: Purchased 2013
Accession No: NGA 2013.4129.9.69
Subject: Voyages of exploration and discovery 1600-1900: English
Provenance:
  • 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.