Gilsemans, Isaac, fl 1630s-1645? :Afbeelding van de inwooneren van Nieuw Zeeland. [Amsterdam, 1784]
Ten seated Maori men rowing a canoe, with one man standing at the prow on the right. The canoe appears to be double-hulled. All the men have topknot hairstyles. Derived from Gilsemans' 'View of Murderers' Bay' from Abel Tasman's journal and shows Maori in Golden Bay at the time of Tasman's attempted landing on 19 December 1642
See also PUBL-0087-173 (Vaertuig en Gedaente der inwoonders van Selandia Nova. p 173 [Amsterdam, 1705], from Witsen, Nicolaes. Noord en Oost Tartarye. Amsterdam, 1705, between p 172 and 173). The images appear to be identical, suggesting the same plate was used for both imprints
The engraving has been folded twice to make three sections, but is supported by the album paper to which it is pasted
Other Titles - Image of New Zealand natives (translation)
Extended Title - From Nederlandsche Reizen tot bevordering van den Koophandel. Amsterdam, 1784-1787. Volume 9.
Quantity: 1 b&w art print(s).
Physical Description: Copper engraving, 165 x 262 mm (image, border and text), on paper pasted to album paper
Provenance: Acquired from Holland by the vendor.
Access restrictions: Partly restricted - Please use surrogate in place of original
Format: 1 b&w art print(s), Works of art, Engravings, Copper engraving, 165 x 262 mm (image, border and text), on paper pasted to album paper, Orientation: Horizontal imageSee original record
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