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Three New Zealand historical engravings


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Lot Description

Three New Zealand historical engravings, two by Antonio Guiseppe Castelli, and another by G. Castellini. All hand coloured, unframed, mounted. Largest 270 x 190. Est. $200-400. The Castellini... "Aquatint based on a drawing of Te Puta o te Paretauhinau Pa at Mercury Bay, Coromandel Peninsula. The drawing of the pa is by Herman Diedrich Sporing, Sir Joseph Banks' clerk; the canoe is copied from a drawing by Sydney Parkinson, the official artist aboard the Endeavour".