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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 ($396 • €336 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. Coloured. 245 x 550mm.
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: 17852]    £300.00 ($396 • €336 rates)


ROBERTS, Henry. ['No body knows what' in New Zealand]
Sketch of Dusky Bay in New Zealand; 1773. London: Strahan & Cadell, 1777. 225 x 380mm. Narrow lateral margins as issued.
Chart of Resolution Harbour and Dusky Sound, on the south west of the South Island, New Zealand, drawn by Lieut. Henry Roberts (1756-796), who served with Cook on his Second and Third Voyages. Cook named Dusky Bay on his first voyage (1768-71), and returned there on his second (1772-5), spending two months exploring the fjord, planning its use as a harbour. Many of the names are still used, including Resolution Island and the unimaginative First, Second and Third Coves in Breakwater Sound. However there was a limit to their knowledge: below Third Sound is an 'Apparent Island' and, beneath that, a bay marked 'No body knows what'. In 1791 George Vancouver, who had started his naval career as a midshipman on Cook's Second Voyage alongside Roberts, returned to Dusky Sound for re-provisioning en route to the American North West. Exploring the Sound further he reached the end of the southern bay: he could not resist adding to his map 'Somebody knows what', a joke that carried over to the published version.
[Ref: 17124]    £325.00 ($429 • €364 rates)


ZATTA, Antonio. [Zatta's important map showing Cook's charting of New Zealand]
La Nuova Zelanda trascorsa nel 1769 e 1770 dal Cook comandante dell'Endeavour vascello di S.M. Britannica. Venice, 1794. Original outline colour. 455 x 360mm. Minor restoration on verso to strenghten verdigris weakness caused by the original colour, otherwise a good example with wide margins.
This is one of the most decorative versions of Cook's map of New Zealand, engraved by Zuliani after Pasquali. Cook's route around the islands is marked in colour, and the title vignette shows a Maori village. This is the second state with the new engraved date of 1794, issued in Zatta's edition of Cook's Voyages rather than his atlas; as such it is scarcer than the original edition. TOOLEY: Australia 1433.
[Ref: 17164]    £1,600.00 ($2,112 • €1,792 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]    £6,850.00 ($9,042 • €7,672 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 ($376 • €319 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 ($396 • €336 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: 17067]    £450.00 ($594 • €504 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., 1865. Original outline colour. 410 x 340mm.
Detailed map of New Zealand, marking its geographical features. Settlements are coloured in red.
[Ref: 16699]    £250.00 ($330 • €280 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 ($198 • €168 rates)


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