View of a Part of the Town of Wellington, New Zealand,looking towards the South East comprising about one third of the Water Frontage.
Lithograph with hand colour. Printed area 410 x 520mm (16 x 20½"). Slight foxing.
A later strike of Charles Heaphy's view of Wellington, New Zealand, slightly redrawn (one building has three windows to the original four). Originally published by Trelawny Saunders for the New Zealand Company c.1845, it has been suggested that the series was reprinted in 1891 to mark the 50th anniversary of the expedition this view depicts. Major Charles Heaphy (1821-81) arrived in New Zealand in 1839, going to work for the New Zealand Company; in 1841 he joined Arthur Wakefield on the expedition that led to the founding of Nelson, from where he took part in several expeditions to explore the north west corner of the South Island. In 1864 he was awarding the Victoria Cross for rescuing a wounded comrade during the Maori Wars. The four lithographs of this series are among the best known and most valuable New Zealand prints.
[Ref: 31255] £450.00