A Narrative of a Nine Months' Residence in New Zealand in 1827; Together with a Journal of a Residence in Tristan d'Acunha, An Island Situated Between South America and The Cape of Good Hope.

By: Earle, Augustus

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x, 371 pages, frontispiece and 6 other plates (2 folding). Covers are detached, 2cm piece from top of spine is lacking. Needs rebinding. Contents and plates are very clean. Old bookplate fo Hugh Hilton Bradshaw on front endpaper. Augustus Earle (1793 - 1838) was a London-born travel artist. In 1824 he was forced to stay on the island of Tristan d'Acunha when the ship he was travelling on suddenly left while he was ashore. In 1827 - 1828 he spent several months in New Zealand where he met the Nga Puhi chief Hongi Hika. he also recorded travels through the northern parts of the North Island, meetings with Maori and missionaries. The plates show Maori dancing the war dance, the Haka, the New Zealand method of tattooing and other scenes and people.

Title: A Narrative of a Nine Months' Residence in New Zealand in 1827; Together with a Journal of a Residence in Tristan d'Acunha, An Island Situated Between South America and The Cape of Good Hope.

Author Name: Earle, Augustus

Categories: New Zealand, Travel and Exploration,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: London, Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, Green & Longman: 1832

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Good

Type: Book

Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall

Seller ID: 6109