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N.Z. The Maori King Tawhiao. (Matutaera) POTATAU II c1886

N.Z. The Maori King Tawhiao. (Matutaera) POTATAU II c1886

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by Garran, Andrew

“Tawhiao” (Matutaera) POTATAU II, son of Potatau te Wherowhero, the first Maori King (with signature). 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 1892 for the second edition of "Picturesque Atlas of Australasia". This is without doubt one of the finest engraved portraits we have seen.

Image size 24 x 18cm (9.5 x 7 inches). Page size 365 x 265 inches. There is slight foxing around the borders of this page, but not sufficient to detract from the beautiful portrait study.

Stock Number: apNZmk1Price: $198.00