[Brees, Samuel Charles] 1810-1865 :Plan shewing the several points of view of the sketches illustrative of the West Coast. [1844 or 1845]
Map of Porirua Harbour, Paramata, Plimmerton and Pukerua districts with Mana Island. Location of several pa sites indicated: Wairaka Pa near Pukerua Bay; Taupo Pa (built 1844) at Plimmerton, Warakoua Pa on Porirua Harbour's North shore, and a pa at Titahi Bay. Also shows location of Jackson's Hotel, Thom's hotel and whaling station, Maori gardens beyond Taupo pa and Maori path to Pukerua Bay. Subdivisions of land are indicated around Porirua Harbour.
Attributed to Charles Heaphy until 1993, because sketches referred to in title were thought to be Heaphy's. Reattribution to Brees because 1. Brees was Principal surveyor for the N.Z.Company and the map shows land subdivisions. 2. Handwriting very similar to Brees' on MS map held by the Admiralty (photo held by Cartographic Collection (823 at / 1844-5 / acc 855) 3. Indications of points of view of sketches can mostly be linked with known originals by Brees. The following list gives the numbers on this map followed by titles and plate numbers of the matching illustration from Brees' Pictorial Illustrations of New Zealand (London, 1847). No.21 [i.e. no. 1 or 2?] = Porirua Harbour no. 35, described as looking towards the north from near Jackson's towards Thom's. No.3. Thom's whaling station, Porerua, no.14. No.4. Porerua Harbour no. 29; also Porirua Harbour, ATL's watercolour (B-031-006), looking south towards Thom's and Paramata Pa. No.5. Paramata Pa, Porerua, no.52. No.6 Porerua Bay, no.12. Taken from the native path towards Pukerua, showing the "native potatoe gardens". No.7 Island of Mana. No.8. No parallel image traced. No.9 Pokaroa and the Island of Kapiti, no.37.
Inscriptions: Recto - top left - Title. Other place names and geographical features elsewhere. "Portfolio D. Marked &c by Mrs Allom" inscribed above title by the New Zealand Company
Quantity: 1 watercolour(s).
Physical Description: Ink & Watercolour 319 x 409 mm on laid paper, watermarked 1840
Provenance: New Zealand Company; purchased by A.H.Turnbull in 1915
Alternative form available: Cibachrome copy at C-123-010 (IRN 77211)
Access restrictions: Partly restricted - Please use surrogate in place of original
Format: 1 watercolour(s), Works of art, Watercolours, Maps, Ink & Watercolour 319 x 409 mm on laid paper, watermarked 1840, Orientation: Horizontal imageSee original record
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