C1773

[A fortified town or village, called a hippah, built on a perforated rock at Tolaga sic in New Zealand].

Artist:

Herman Diedrich Sporing (1730 - 1771)

‘After breakfast we all went ashore to see an Indian Fort or Eppah.. We went to a bay where were two, we landed first near a small one the most beautifuly romantick thing I ever saw. It was built on … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

[A fortified town or village, called a hippah, built on a perforated rock at Tolaga sic in New Zealand].

Date:

C1773

Artist:

Herman Diedrich Sporing (1730 - 1771)

Engraver:

J.J. Barralet 

Condition:

In good condition, with folds as issued.

Technique:

Copper engraving.

Image Size: 

270mm 
x 235mm
AUTHENTICITY
[A fortified town or village, called a hippah, built on a perforated rock at Tolaga sic in New Zealand]. - Antique View from 1773

Genuine antique
dated:

1773

Description:

‘After breakfast we all went ashore to see an Indian Fort or Eppah.. We went to a bay where were two, we landed first near a small one the most beautifuly romantick thing I ever saw. It was built on a small rock detached from the main and surroundd at high water, the top of this was fencd round with rails after their manner but was not large enough to contain above 5 or 6 houses; the whole appeared totally inaccessible to any animal who was not furnished with wings.
Banks, Journal I, 431-1, 12 November 1769.

Reference: Joppien 1.122B ill. pp. 180

From Hawkesworth, An Account of the Voyages Undertaken by the Order of His Present Majesty for Making Discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere,…

Artist:

Herman Diedrich Sporing (1730-1771)

Born in Sweden,
his father held the senior Chair of Medicine at Abo and Herman studied
medicine from 1748-1753. He then went to Stockholm to practice surgery,
but left for London in about 1735. Solander says he ‘went to sea’ but it
isn’t known in what capacity whether it was as a ship’s surgeon or able
seaman. Sporing also worked as a watch maker for eleven years and on
the Endeavour his skill in repairing instruments was highly valued.
Sporing made numerous drawings of coastal profiles and topographical
scenes which had previously been attributed incorrectly to Parkinson.

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