C1799

War-Re-Taw.

Artist:

Very rare c.18th engraving of a Waratah. printed 1st November, 1798. The source of this illustration as noted by the publisher; Of these botanical productions, and other rare objects of natural history, by the friendship of a gentleman in an … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

War-Re-Taw.

Date:

C1799

Artist:

Engraver:

Harrison & Clune Co. 

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Copper engraving with original hand colouring.

Image Size: 

80mm 
x 130mm

Frame Size: 

300mm 
x 350mm
AUTHENTICITY
War-Re-Taw. - Antique Print from 1799

Genuine antique
dated:

1799

Description:

Very rare c.18th engraving of a Waratah. printed 1st November, 1798.

The source of this illustration as noted by the publisher;
Of these botanical productions, and other rare objects of natural history, by the friendship of a gentleman in an official department, who was for many years resident, we possess a very valuable collection of original drawings, executed with admirable accuracy and taste.

The most intelligent residents in New South Wales, however, call it the War-re-taw, as better according with the pronunciation of the natives. It is for this reason that we, too, have preferred the compound word.

References:
George, A. Capturing Flora / 300 Years of Australian Botanical Art. Ballarat 2013: p.42 ill. p.44.

Collections:
National Library Australia: Bib ID 3202841

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