C1777

Specimens of New Zealand workmanship.

Rare engraving from the official British Admiralty sanctioned edition of the accounts of Cook’s second voyage. All other later copies made of this image by other publishers were unauthorised, usually smaller and inferior in quality. Cook had arrived at Queen … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Specimens of New Zealand workmanship.

Date:

C1777

Artist:

Unknown (1744 - 1797)

Condition:

In good condition

Technique:

Copper engraving.

Image Size: 

170mm 
x 230mm
AUTHENTICITY
Specimens of New Zealand workmanship. - Antique Print from 1777

Genuine antique
dated:

1777

Description:

Rare engraving from the official British Admiralty sanctioned edition of the accounts of Cook’s second voyage. All other later copies made of this image by other publishers were unauthorised, usually smaller and inferior in quality.

Cook had arrived at Queen Charlotte Sound, New Zealand on 12 May 1773 and stayed in the area till 6 June 1773. Specimens of Maori implements, musical instruments and other carved items were obtained.

References: Beddie 1381-19, p.266, Joppien 2.39A, ill.p.158

From Cook’s, A Voyage Towards the South Pole, and Round the World, performed in His Majesty’s Ships the ‘Resolution’ and ‘Adventure’, In the Years 1772, 1773, 1774, and 1775.

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