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Records: 1 to 4 of 4
  AUSTRALASIA 
 New Zealand 

FORSTER, Johann Georg. [Illustration of a New Zealand tea plant from Cook's Second Voyage]
[Tea Plant.] London: Strahan and Cadell, 1773. 235 x 180mm.
An illustration of the tea plant, Leptospermum scoparium (Myrtaceae) of New Zealand, after Johann Georg Forster, published in the official account of Cook's second voyage, 'A voyage towards the South Pole, and round the World'. Forster (1754-94) was naturalist on the voyage but, because relations between Forster and Cook were so bad, Forster played no part in the compilation of the official account and his illustrations were used without credit.
[Ref: 17258]    £30.00 ($39 • €35 rates)


FORSTER, Johann Georg. [An early illustration of the Tui bird of New Zealand]
Poe-Bird, New-Zealand. London: Strahan and Cadell, 1777. 225 x 185mm.
Illustration of a poe-bird, known also as a 'tui' or 'parson bird', sitting on a flowering branch of Fuchsia excorticata (Onagraceae), sketched by Georg Forster, who accompanied his father Johann on Cook's Second Voyage as the expedition's naturalists. Because of conflicts with Cook, Georg Forster decided to publish his own account of the voyage, which appeared six weeks before this official account. In revenge the Forsters were neither credited or paid for the use of their work in the official account.
[Ref: 17115]    £70.00 ($91 • €81 rates)


FORSTER, Johann Georg. [Illustration of the New Zealand Spruce Fir from Cook's Second Voyage]
The Spruce Fir of New-Zealand. London: Strahan and Cadell, 1777. 235 x 180mm.
An illustration of the Spruce Fir, Dacrydium cupressinum (Podocarpaceae), of New Zealand, after Johann Georg Forster, published in the official account of Cook's second voyage, 'A voyage towards the South Pole, and round the World'. Forster (1754-94) was naturalist on the voyage but, because relations between Forster and Cook were so bad, Forster played no part in the compilation of the official account and his illustrations were used without credit.
[Ref: 17257]    £25.00 ($32 • €29 rates)


 Oceania 

FORSTER, Johann Georg. [Illustration of Flax Plant from Cook's Voyage]
No XXIII. [-Flax Plant of New Zealand. London: Strahan and Cadell, 1777. 380x 240mm.
An illustration to Cook's 'A Voyage towards the South Pole and round the world,' showing a New Zealand flax plant, Phormium tenax (Liliaceae), one of the country's most distinctive natural plants. It was sketched by Georg Forster, who accompanied his father Johann on Cook's Second Voyage as the expedition's naturalists. Because of conflicts with Cook, Georg Forster decided to publish his own account of the voyage, which appeared six weeks before this official account. In revenge the Forsters were neither credited or paid for the use of their work in the official account.
[Ref: 17130]    £85.00 ($110 • €99 rates)


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