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NZ Maori King Tawhiao. (Matutaera) POTATAU II c1888.

NZ Maori King Tawhiao. (Matutaera) POTATAU II c1888.

Antique print of the first Maori King (with signature), “Tawhiao” (Matutaera) POTATAU II, son of Potatau te Wherowhero. One of the earliest influential figures in the structure and management of self-rule for Maoris tribes in New Zealand.

Superbly engraved original mezzotint and steel engraving published in Sydney circa 1888 for the first edition of Picturesque Atlas of Australasia. This is without doubt one of the finest engraved portraits we have ever seen.

Image size 240 x 180mm (9.5 x 7 inches). Page size 365 x 265mm ( approx 14 3/8 x 10 1/2 inches). This engraving is in fine condition with wide borders.

Stock Number: apNZ.MKTawhiaoPrice: $154.00