Maori Family Dusky Bay New Zealand 1799 antique engraved Cook exploration print
$ 88.00

Inboorling van de Donkere-Baai op Nieuw Zeeland

(Maori Family, Dusky Bay, New Zealand)

Issued 1799, Leiden

Scarce original antique engraved view print. A detailed depiction from Cook's second voyage to this remote and previously little known location.

Excellent ethnographic depiction relating to New Zealand. Their clothes are made from plants growing around them, they have no jewelry or shoes, there is no architecture, just primitive islanders.

Printed on quality period heavy hand made paper as issued which retains its inherent structural flexibility and soundness.

In Good to near VG or better condition, normal minor light age toning to sheet as typical to paper of this era, some scattered minor foxing primarily in the blank margin, and some light age wear along the fold lines. However these do not detract from the overall appearance of the image- please inspect visual scan closely

Various original fold lines as issued. Item was acquired nicely folded as originally issued and we unfolded it only for photographing. Item will be stored & shipped folded, which is far safer than open.

[note: we grade very conservatively and always seek to disclose any noteworthy flaws].

The printed area remains visually pleasing, a nice impression of an interesting and fascinating exploration image from the age of discovery.

Any minor defects along the sheet edges and in the margins may be seen in the photos.

Sheet measures c. 13 3/4" W x 8 5/8" H.

Engraved area measures c. 12 3/4" W x 7 5/8" H.

Original fold lines as issued.