[Parkinson, Sydney] 1745-1771 :A war canoe of New Zealand / R. B. Godfrey, engraver. London, 1784

[Parkinson, Sydney] 1745-1771 :A war canoe of New Zealand / R. B. Godfrey, engraver. London, 1784
Date
1769 - 1795
By
Parkinson, Sydney, 1745-1771; Godfrey, Richard Bernard, 1728-
Ref
A-111-001-2-a
Description
Maori war canoe with elaborately carved prow and stern, three standing figures, one seated and eighteen rowers. Title trimmed off almost completely. The lower half of an engraving including as its top half "Head of Otegoowgoow" and "The head of a chief of New Zealand". The top half has been trimmed off in this case, but there are other examples of the full sheet at A-111-001. Derived from plate 18 in Parkinson's Journal, 'War canoe of New Zealand ... with Gable End Foreland... published 1773. The original drawing on which this engraving is based is in the British Library. It was made during James Cook's first visit to New Zealand in 1769. The left side of the top half of this engraving, similarly hand-coloured, appears to be the copy held at A-111-001-a, Head of Otegoowgoow Extended Title - From Parkinson, Sydney. A Journal of a voyage to the South Seas. Plate 18, opp. p. 93. Quantity: 1 colour art print(s). Physical Description: Engraving, hand-coloured 90 x 234 mm on trimmed sheet 95 x 259 mm
Access restrictions
Partly restricted - Please use surrogate in place of original
Format
1 colour art print(s), Works of art, Engravings, Engraving, hand-coloured 90 x 234 mm on trimmed sheet 95 x 259 mm, Orientation: Horizontal image
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