[Gilsemans, Isaac] fl 1637-1645 :Is de Placts dade ouze boots liggen om watde te harlen ... [Tongatapu] 23 January 1643.

[Gilsemans, Isaac] fl 1637-1645 :Is de Placts dade ouze boots liggen om watde te harlen ... [Tongatapu] 23 January 1643.
Date
1643 - 1898
Ref
PUBL-0106-002
Description

Tongatapu in January 1643 as recorded by Tasman's artist Isaac Gilsemans. In the left foreground, a Tonga couple are standing and another couple are seated. Two double canoes are beyong them in the bay. In the right foreground, the Dutch dinghys are moored, with sailors manipulating barrels through the water. Further barrels are on shore, guarded by armed Dutch sailors. A dance of welcome is being performed beyond the armed guards and other Tongas are arriving with coconuts. The royal compound and other houses can be seen amongst the vegetation on land.

Other Titles - G. The place where our boats are lying to take in the casks of water. H. The place where they came to meet our men with cocoa-nuts tied together, and sat down small peace-flags ... in sign of welcome. I. The place where our men stand with muskets, mounting guard. K. The King's Baleye on which we sat down with him and were well regaled ... L. The place where the King and his nobles perform their ablutions every day. M. The prows of the natives lying at anchor. N. The natives of the country, their mode of sitting and standing, together with their dress. O. The bay near which the King resides and where his vessel is at anchor ...

Extended Title - From Abel Janszoon Tasman's journal ... [facsimiles]. Amsterdam, Frederick Muller & Co, 1898. Various pagings. Unpaged section for 23 January 1643. Second illustration.

Quantity: 1 b&w photo-mechanical print(s).

Physical Description: Photolithograph (with hand-colouring) of ink drawing, 284 x 434 mm

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1 b&w photo-mechanical print(s), Works of art, Albums, Photolithograph (with hand-colouring) of ink drawing, 284 x 434 mm
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[Gilsemans, Isaac] fl 1637-1645 :Is de Placts dade ouze boots liggen om watde te harlen ... [Tongatapu] 23 January 1643.. Tasman, Abel Janszoon, 1603-1659 :Abel Janszoon Tasman's journal of his discovery of Van Diemens Land and New Zealand in 1642 ... [facsimiles]. Amsterdam, Frederick Muller & Co., 1898.. Ref: PUBL-0106-002. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand. /records/22487706

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