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 New Zealand 

HAWKESWORTH, John. [The first illustration of a Maori's tattooed face]
No 13. [The head of a New Zealander.] London: Strahan and Cadell, 1773. 185 x 225mm. A very fine example.
An illustration of the intricately-tattooed face of a Maori, published in Hawkesworth's 'An account of the voyages undertaken by the order of His present Majesty for making discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere...' which included the Official Account of Captain Cook's First Voyage. It shows the Maori head-and-shoulders, with a comb in his hair, a stone ear ornament and a tooth necklace. Although tattooing was already known, it was Cook's voyage that introduced the Samoan word 'Tatau' to England, with Sir Joseph Banks describing the procedure in his journals. The plate only has a plate number, so the title, as above, comes from the index.
[Ref: 16676]    £450.00 ($592 • €511 rates)

HAWKESWORTH, John. [Early illustration of a Maori war canoe in New Zealand]
No 16. [A war canoe of New Zealand, with a view of Gable End Foreland.] London: Strahan and Cadell, 1773. 245 x 545mm. Remargined on left, narrow margin on right.
An untitled illustration of a Maori war canoe (the title given here taken from the index of plates). Published in Hawkesworth's 'An account of the voyages undertaken by the order of His present Majesty for making discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere...', which contained the official account of Captain Cook's First Voyage.
[Ref: 17387]    £300.00 ($395 • €341 rates)

FORSTER, Johann Georg. [An early illustration of the Tui bird of New Zealand]
Poe-Bird, New-Zealand. London: Strahan and Cadell, 1777. 225 x 185mm.
Illustration of a poe-bird, known also as a 'tui' or 'parson bird', sitting on a flowering branch of Fuchsia excorticata (Onagraceae), sketched by Georg Forster, who accompanied his father Johann on Cook's Second Voyage as the expedition's naturalists. Because of conflicts with Cook, Georg Forster decided to publish his own account of the voyage, which appeared six weeks before this official account. In revenge the Forsters were neither credited or paid for the use of their work in the official account.
[Ref: 17115]    £140.00 ($184 • €159 rates)

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 ($986 • €852 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 ($8,548 • €7,384 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 ($197 • €170 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 ($375 • €324 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 ($395 • €341 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 ($526 • €454 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 ($197 • €170 rates)

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