• The Wolfgang A. Herz Library:  auction at Christies

    Sale 2158

    The Wolfgang A. Herz Library: Important Voyages and Travels

    9 December 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 330

    TERRY, Charles (fl. 1840). New Zealand, its Advantages and Prospects, as a British Colony, with a full account of the land claims, sales of Crown Lands, Aborigines etc. London: T. & W. Boone, 1842.

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    TERRY, Charles (fl. 1840). New Zealand, its Advantages and Prospects, as a British Colony, with a full account of the land claims, sales of Crown Lands, Aborigines etc. London: T. & W. Boone, 1842.

    8o (224 x 144 mm). Large engraved folding map in a pocket at the beginning hand-colored in outline, 12 lithographed plates, 4 pages of advertisements at beginning and 16 at end. Original cloth, spine gilt lettered. Provenance: Sir Thomas Phillipps (shelfmark and inscribed "MHC" in pencil on front free endpaper).

    FIRST EDITION. The large folding map by John Arrowsmith is of "The Harbour and City of Auckland the Capital of New Zealand with the Districts of the Rivers Kaipara, Waitemata, Tamaki, Wairoa, Waihou or Thames, Mercury Bay, Kawia, Piako, Waipa, Waikato, Manakao, Tauranga, Etc." "Most valuable from its minute, and copious historical and statistical information" (Hocken, p. 106).


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