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Image number: RS.10581
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‘The Tea Tree of New South Wales’

Date

1790

Creator

Frederick Polydor Nodder (1710-1804, British), Painter

Object type

Library reference

22426

Material

Technique

Dimensions

height (print): 292mm
width (print): 225mm

Subject

Biology
   > Botany

Content object

nature
   > plant

Description

Botanical study of the leaves of the Tea Tree (Melaleuca alternifolia) with front and back studies (figures A and B) of a leaf from the Sweet Sarsaparilla, (Smilax glyciphylla), both native to Australia.

Plate 24 from Journal of a voyage to New South Wales...by John White (J.Debrett, London, 1790).

The plate is inscribed: “The Tea Tree of New South Wales. London Published as the Act directs Dec: 29, 1789, by I.Debrett.”

“The Public may rely, with the most perfect confidence, on the care and accuracy with which the Drawings have been copied from nature, by Miss Stone, Mr.Catton, Mr.Nodder, and other artists; and the Editor flatters himself the Engravings are all executed with equal correctness, by, or under the immediate inspection of Mr.Milton. The Birds, &c. from which the drawings were taken are deposited in the Leverian Museum.”

Associated place

<The World>
   > Oceania
      > Australia