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New Zealand Maori War Canoe -Gable End James Cook 1st ed. 1773 Original


New Zealand Maori War Canoe -Gable End James Cook 1st ed. 1773 Original
New Zealand Maori War Canoe -Gable End James Cook 1st ed. 1773 Original
New Zealand Maori War Canoe -Gable End James Cook 1st ed. 1773 Original
New Zealand Maori War Canoe -Gable End James Cook 1st ed. 1773 Original
New Zealand Maori War Canoe -Gable End James Cook 1st ed. 1773 Original
New Zealand Maori War Canoe -Gable End James Cook 1st ed. 1773 Original

New Zealand Maori War Canoe -Gable End James Cook 1st ed. 1773 Original    New Zealand Maori War Canoe -Gable End James Cook 1st ed. 1773 Original

1st Edition and original printing of a "A New Zealand War canoe near Gable End" By James Cook. This is a beautiful image and one of the iconic prints from Cook's 1st Voyage. 1773 Hawkesworth edition print from the 1st English (and 1st overall) edition of. The print is untrimmed and with wide margins. Good impression and clean image.

Approx 24x57cm (9.5 x 22.5 inches). The image is based on an original drawing by Sydney Parkinson, who tragically died on the voyage.

Parkinsons portraits of the Mori were their first visual record to be seen in Europe. Parkinson drew a wide range of prints on the voyage, but his prints of the Maori are the most well known. Cook and his crew experienced many Waka (canoes) during their time in New Zealand waters and Parkinson accurately depicts their clothes, tattoos and manners in this print. Writing on one encounter with a canoe he wrote, they behaved in a very irresolute manner, sometimes seeming as if they would attack us; then taking fright, and retreating a little...

Shaking their lances and bone bludgeons at us, talking very loud and blustering, lolling out their tongues, and making other signs of defiance. The item "New Zealand Maori War Canoe -Gable End James Cook 1st ed. 1773 Original" is in sale since Friday, September 27, 2019.

This item is in the category "Art\Art Prints". The seller is "andrewt8002" and is located in Oxford. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  1. Medium: Engraving
  2. Subject: Travel
  3. Style: Illustration Art
  4. Listed By: Dealer or Reseller
  5. Color: Black
  6. Colour: Black
  7. Year: 1773
  8. Width (Inches): 22.5
  9. Date of Creation: Antique (Pre-1900)
  10. Height (Inches): 9.5
  11. Originality: Original
  12. Print Surface: Paper
  13. Printing Technique: engraving
  14. Artist: James cook
  15. Size: Medium (up to 36in.
    New Zealand Maori War Canoe -Gable End James Cook 1st ed. 1773 Original    New Zealand Maori War Canoe -Gable End James Cook 1st ed. 1773 Original