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Black Swan Of Cape Dieman

c1798. Engraving, title and “Eastgate, sc.” engraver in plate below image, 18.3 x 23cm. Trimmed margins, missing portions and repaired tears to edges, slight crinkles and foxing. Laid down on acid-free tissue.

Text continues “D’Entrecasteaux.” Held in Wellcome Collection (UK). This image is an English copy of one of the first detailed engravings of a black swan by French artist Jacque Louis Peree (1769-1803), who travelled with Antoine Bruni d’Entrecasteaux (1737-1793) in search of explorer La Perouse.

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Item #CL194-4

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