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  AUSTRALASIA 
 New Zealand 

BONNE, Rigobert. [18th century map of New Zealand]
Carte De La Nouvelle Zéelande. Paris, c.1778. Coloured. 360 x 240mm.
Chart based on Cook's survey, with four insets, including Cook's Strait and the Thames River.
[Ref: 18213]    £750.00 ($944 • €835 rates)


CASSINI, Giovanni Maria. [Scarce map of New Zealand]
La Nuova Zelanda Delineata sulle Osservazioni del Capitan Cook. Rome, 1798. Original colour. 495 x 360mm. Near mint condition
A superb example of the most decorative version of Captain Cook's map of New Zealand, published in the very scarce 'Nuovo Atlante Geografico Universale'. It marks the route of Cook during his circumnavigation of the islands and has a title cartouche depicting two natives paying homage to him, with the Endeavour at anchor in the background. Probably the most sought after map of New Zealand. MALING: New Zealand, p.70, 'one of the rarest of New Zealand maps'.
[Ref: 17970]    £6,500.00 ($8,177 • €7,235 rates)


LEWIN, John William. [Illustration of a Maori Chief]
A Hoodee O Gunna Chief of Ranghee Hoo. London: Whittacker, 1824. Original colour. 230 x 140mm.
Head and shoulders portrait of a Maori Chief (probably Turi-a-kuna or Tooree Oganna of Rangihoua) with a feather cloak, turkey feather above left ear, and moko (Maori face tattoos). Drawn by John William Lewin, this portrait was published in Edward Griffith's 'The Animal Kingdom by the Baron Cuvier'. Lewin (1770-1819) was New South Wales's first first professional artist, specialising in natural history. His watercolour of this portrait is held by the National Library of Australia. Rex Nan Kivell Collection NK2090.
[Ref: 17220]    £150.00 ($189 • €167 rates)


DUMONT D'URVILLE, Jules Sébastian César. [A German edition of Dumont d'Urville's map of New Zealand]
Karte von Neuseeland... Paris: 1836. 230 x 170mm.
Map of New Zealand after Dumont d'Urville's voyage on the Astrolabe. With many place names of bays, islands, ports, etc.
[Ref: 17209]    £285.00 ($359 • €317 rates)


SOCIETY FOR THE DIFFUSION OF USEFUL KNOWLEDGE. [19th century English map of New Zealand]
The Islands of New Zealand. London: S.D.U.K., 1838. Coloured. 410 x 340mm.
Detailed map of New Zealand, marking its geographical features. Interesting notes about 'mountains said to be covered with perpetual snow' , 'supposed gold fields' and 'supposed coal fields'.
[Ref: 15150]    £300.00 ($377 • €334 rates)


FOURNIER, Joseph Marie. [A French sea chart of Lyttelton Harbour near Christchurch]
Plan des Baies De Tokolabo et Koko-Rarata Levé en 1838 Par M.M. Fournier (Martial) Lieutenant de Vaisseau et d'Ubraye, Enseigne de Vaisseau, sous les ordres de M. Cécille, Capitaine de Vaisseau, Commandant la Corvette l'Héroïne. Paris: Dépôt-générale de la Marine, 1840. 465 x 625mm.
A sea chart of Lyttelton Harbour, now the port of Christchurch, with a profile of the entrance to the harbour. It was surveyed by officers of the French corvette 'L'Héroïne', under the command of Jean-Baptiste Cécille, on its circumnavigation 1837-9. They visited Lyttleton to protect French whaling interests on the Banks Peninsula. At the time the chart was published a French colony ship landed on the peninsula, although their plans were thwarted by the Treaty of Waitangi, signed by the Maori chiefs earlier in the year.
[Ref: 18904]    £475.00 ($598 • €529 rates)


TALLIS, John. [Map of New Zealand with decorative vignettes]
New Zealand. London: John Tallis & Co., c.1851. Steel engraving, printed area 350 x 260mm.
Original map of New Zealand drawn and engraved by John Rapkin, with a highly decorative border in imitation of Maori carving with a 'Hei-tiki' at the bottom. The attractive vignettes are views of Auckland, Wellington and Mt. Egmont, and illustrations of a medallion and a Maori's tattooed face.
[Ref: 18066]    £400.00 ($503 • €445 rates)


BARRAUD, Charles Decimus. [An early colour-printed view of Mount Alford]
Mount Alford. London: Sampson Low Marston et al, 1877. Chromolithograph, image 255 x 355, laid on thick paper printed with title and inscriptions as issued, sheet 435 x 565mm.
A view of Mount Alford, South Canterbury, from a cattle farm, initialed 'C.D.B. 1876' in the image, lithographed by R. Smythson and printed by C.F. Kell. Barraud (1822-97) arrived in New Zealand in 1849 and started work as a pharmacist in Lambton Quay. He also started painting his surroundings, chiefly in watercolour, and travelled widely around both North and South Islands. Eventually a collection of his watercolours were sent to London and published as 'New Zealand: Graphic and Descriptive', with a text written by William T.L. Travers (1819-1903), a naturalist and politician who founded the New Zealand Institute and was one of the earliest explorers of Nelson province. The work contained 24 brightly-coloured chromolithographic plates, 6 tinted lithographs (printed in black and sepia) and 31 wood-engravings. Barraud was a founder member of the New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts in 1882.
[Ref: 16662]    £150.00 ($189 • €167 rates)


BARRAUD, Charles Decimus. [An early colour-printed view of the Pink Terrace]
Otukapuarangi. London: Sampson Low Marston et al, 1877. Chromolithograph, image 255 x 355, laid on thick paper printed with title and inscriptions as issued, sheet 435 x 565mm.
A view of Otukapuarangi, the famed 'Pink Terrace', a tiered waterfall leading from Lake Rotomahana on North Island. They were considered to be the eighth wonder of the natural world and were New Zealand's most famous tourist attraction until the 1886 eruption of Mount Tarawera apparently destroyed them. However in 2011 the lowest two tiers were discovered 60 metres underwater. The plate is initialed 'C.D.B. 1876' in the image, was lithographed by R. Smythson and printed by C.F. Kell. Barraud (1822-97) arrived in New Zealand in 1849 and started work as a pharmacist in Lambton Quay. He also started painting his surroundings, chiefly in watercolour, and travelled widely around both North and South Islands. Eventually a collection of his watercolours were sent to London and published as 'New Zealand: Graphic and Descriptive', with a text written by William T.L. Travers (1819-1903), a naturalist and politician who founded the New Zealand Institute and was one of the earliest explorers of Nelson province. The work contained 24 brightly-coloured chromolithographic plates, 6 tinted lithographs (printed in black and sepia) and 31 wood-engravings. Barraud was a founder member of the New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts in 1882.
[Ref: 16663]    £165.00 ($208 • €184 rates)


BARRAUD, Charles Decimus. [An early colour-printed view of Mount Taranaki]
Mount Egmont. London: Sampson Low Marston et al, 1877. Chromolithograph, image 255 x 355, laid on thick paper printed with title and inscriptions as issued, sheet 435 x 565mm.
A view of Mount Taranaki, the active volcano named Mount Egmont by Cook during his visit to North Island in 1770. Drawn by Barraud, the plate was lithographed by E. Walker and printed by C.F. Kell. Barraud (1822-97) arrived in New Zealand in 1849 and started work as a pharmacist in Lambton Quay. He also started painting his surroundings, chiefly in watercolour, and travelled widely around both North and South Islands. Eventually a collection of his watercolours were sent to London and published as 'New Zealand: Graphic and Descriptive', with a text written by William T.L. Travers (1819-1903), a naturalist and politician who founded the New Zealand Institute and was one of the earliest explorers of Nelson province. The work contained 24 brightly-coloured chromolithographic plates, 6 tinted lithographs (printed in black and sepia) and 31 wood-engravings. Barraud was a founder member of the New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts in 1882.
[Ref: 16664]    £125.00 ($157 • €139 rates)


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