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Forbes - Medusa Jellyfish or Portuguese Man of War

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This sumptuous, originally hand-colored engraving is from James Forbes's Illustrations to Oriental Memoirs ... with explanatory notices. The work was published in London by Richard Bentley in 1835. The majority of the hand-colored engravings were done by William Hooker. They are rich images of natural flora and fauna of India.

James Forbes was a writer for the East India Company, who first travelled to India in 1765. Forbes lived there for 17 years: ?being a good draughtsman and keen observer, [he] had filled 152 folio volumes (52,000 pages) with sketches and notes on the fauna, flora, manners, religions, and archaeology of India.? (DNB) His notes and sketches were ?selected and arranged from a series of familiar letters? including observations on parts of Africa and South America? (Prideaux) to create
Condition Report: The work is in very good to excellent condition. There may be a few minor imperfections to be expected with age. Please review the image carefully for condition and contact us with any questions.

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This sumptuous, originally hand-colored engraving is from James Forbes's Illustrations to Oriental Memoirs ... with explanatory notices. The work was published in London by Richard Bentley in 1835. The majority of the hand-colored engravings were done by William Hooker. They are rich images of natural flora and fauna of India.

James Forbes was a writer for the East India Company, who first travelled to India in 1765. Forbes lived there for 17 years: ?being a good draughtsman and keen observer, [he] had filled 152 folio volumes (52,000 pages) with sketches and notes on the fauna, flora, manners, religions, and archaeology of India.? (DNB) His notes and sketches were ?selected and arranged from a series of familiar letters? including observations on parts of Africa and South America? (Prideaux) to create
Condition Report: The work is in very good to excellent condition. There may be a few minor imperfections to be expected with age. Please review the image carefully for condition and contact us with any questions.

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