Tui or Parson Bird Prosthemadera Novae Zealandiae. From: 'A history of the birds of New Zealand' by Walter Lawry Buller
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Sketch of the Life and Literary Career of Augustus von Kotzubue; with the Journal of his Tour to Paris, at the Close of the Year 1790

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Date

1800

Identifier

De Beer Eb 1800 K

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London: Printed by C. Whittingham

Abstract

Frontispieces are often portraits of the author of the volume, like this one of German playwright, Augustus von Kotzebue (1761-1819). The engraving of this plate by Englishman, William Holl (1771-1838), has been made using the stipple method. Developed in the 1760s, this method of creating an image on a metal plate involves gouging or pressing in hundreds of individual dots. Holl, a noted portrait engraver, was a pioneer in England of the stipple effect.

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Translated from the German by Anne Plumptre, “Sketch of the Life and Literary Career of Augustus von Kotzubue; with the Journal of his Tour to Paris, at the Close of the Year 1790,” ourheritage.ac.nz | OUR Heritage, accessed May 27, 2018, http://ourheritage.ac.nz/items/show/10707.

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