Ioh. Reinhold Forster Geb. zu Dirschau in Westpreusen den 22 Octb 1729. Gestorb. zu Halle den 9 Dec. 1798.Georg Forster Geb. zu Nassenhuben bey Danzig 1754. Gestorb. zu Paris den 12 Jan. 1794.
Stipple with large margins, very rare. Plate 140 x 82mm (5½ x 3¼")
Johann Reinhold Forster (1729-1798) the German Reformed pastor and naturalist who made contributions to the early ornithology of Europe and North America. He is best known as the naturalist on James Cook's second Pacific voyage accompanied by his son. In 1779 he was appointed Professor of Natural History and Mineralogy at the University of Halle, and director of the Botanische Garten der Martin-Luther-Universitat Halle-Wittenberg. During Cook's voyage, he was accompanied by his son Georg Forster (1754-1794), the German-Polish naturalist, ethnologist, travel writer, journalist, and revolutionary. He was admitted to the Royal Society at the early age of twenty-two and came to be considered one of the founders of modern scientific travel literature. From "Allgemeine Geographische Ephemeriden".
Kivell & Spence: pg.114 - not in.
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