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Auckland, New Zealand
DoneThu, Jul 14, 2011 6:30 AM GMT

Discovery & Oceanic Artefacts

In this sale we offer a unique collection which takes as its inspiration the explorers of the Pacific from the time of Captain Cook followed by the early whalers and concluding with the romance of the mighty Flying Boats of the 1930s. This collection includes telescopes, chronometers and chartmaking instruments - in fact everything required to explore the ocean blue. Also offered is a reference library with some excellent books for collectors of New Zealand maritime and aviation history. Also part of this sale is the finest collection of Maori artefacts offered to date by A+O. The centrepiece is a superb and large mere with provenance to a great Ngapuhi chief Te Morenga. This catalogue also includes a finely detailed figure supported bowl by the great Ngati Tarawhai carver Anaha te Rahui. This is an extremely important New Zealand taonga being the only signed example of this genre.