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A steel engraving by T. Landseer after watercolours by Augustus Earle (1793-1838) 'New Zealanders / native of King George Sound / New Zealander'


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A steel engraving by T. Landseer after watercolours by Augustus Earle (1793-1838) 'New Zealanders / native of King George Sound / New Zealander', from 'Narrative of the Surveying Voyages of His Majesty's Ships Adventure and Beagle between the Years 1826 and 1836...', Vol II by Capt. FitzRoy, published 1838. 220 x 140mm. Est. $200-400. Profile portraits at the top of the image of 'Native of King George Sound' (an Aboriginal) and of 'New Zealander' (a Maori man), and, in the lower section, a seated group portrait after Augustus Earle's portrait of Te Rangituke of the Bay of Islands, with his wife and son. The main portrait is after an oil painting held by the National Library of NZ - 'Portrait of Arangi Tooker'. Published by Henry Colburn in 1839 the Narrative of the Surveying Voyages of His Majesty's Ships Adventure and Beagle between the Years 1826 and 1836, describing their Examination of the southern Shores of South America, and the Beagle's Circumnavigation of the Globe. Volume I was by Captain King, and Volume II and an Appendix by Captain FitzRoy, while Volume III was sub-titled 'Journal and Remarks. 1832–1836. By Charles Darwin, Esq., M.A.' In order to provide illustrations for Vols. I and II, FitzRoy obtained from Augustus Earle and Conrad Martens a series of watercolours of various places visited by the Beagle. These were then engraved by T. Landseer, S. Bull and others.