New Zealand c.1780-90 Capt. Cook prints lot of 4 England & Dutch views earlyBrian DiMambro- Antique & Vintage Maps, Prints, Books & Gold Coins
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Lot of four late 18th century engraved prints relating to the islands of New Zealand when Captain Cook visited in the 1770's. (Dutch print undated, but perhaps c.1800-1802)
Of particular interest for the "flipped" views of "Inside of a Hippah / Gezigt in een Verschanst Dorp". Both are the same view, but rendered totally opposite as the result of the engraver simply copying the other view directly, thus rendering it in reverse when printed from the engraved plate.
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All are attractive and well-preserved examples with only minor age flaws scarcely worthy of individual mention.
Overall clean images, paper remains well preserved.
Title of prints in group are:
A Family in Dusk Bay, New Zealand. London, c. 1780-90 by Hogg.
A Larger View (by Another Artist) of that Celebrated Natural Curiosity, the Perforated Rock, in Tolaga Bay, in New Zealand. Engraved by Sibelius. London, c. 1780-90 by Hogg.
The Inside of a Hippah, in New Zealand. Engraved by Rennoldson. London, c. 1780-90 by Hogg.
Gezicht in een Verschanst Dorp van Nieuw-Zeeland. Dutch, likely Honkoop,& Allart c. 1798-1802. Original fold-lines as issued for octavo format Cook Exploration work.
Smallest print measures c. 15 1/4" x 9 5/8".
Largest measures c. 16 3/4" x 10 1/2".