Pl. III-Breadfruit tree-branch [J.S. KLAUBER after COOK, 1795]



Pl. III. Tak van den Broodboom met de Vrugt. – (Branch of a Breadfruit Tree.) From an island in the archipelago of the Society Islands in the central Southern Pacific Ocean, French Polynesia.

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Pl. III. Tak van den Broodboom met de Vrugt.

Etching / engraving on hand laid (verge) paper.
Sheet size: 15,3 x 22,5 cm. Image size: 10 x 16 cm.

From a Dutch ed. of Captain Cook’s voyages: ‘Reize rondom de Waereld door James Cook […].’, 4to ed. published by Honcoop, Allart and van Cleef in Leyden, Amsterdam and The hague, from 1795. Three voyages, 1768-71, 1772-75 and 1776-79. From 1778 on printed editions of ‘ Captain Cook’s Travels’ appeared in English, Italian, French and Dutch.

Made by J.S. Klauber after an anonymous artist. Joseph Sebastian Klauber (1710-1768) was a German miniaturist and engraver of mostly religious subjects from Augsburg. He was a pupil of Antoine Birckhaert in Prague.

Condition: Very good, given age. Original fold from binding at left margin with a few small holes, not effecting image. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.



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Dimensions 15 × 15 × 1 cm


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