New Zealand War Canoe

Title: New Zealand War Canoe
Description: New Zealand War CanoeThe crew bidding defiance to the Ships Company
On reverse in ink: “Double War-Canoes/Nov.2nd. 1769/New Zeland”Over 50 occupants, some performing a haka, or war dance. A chief stands in the stern and another amidships.
From A Collection of Drawings made in the Countries visited by Captain Cook in his First Voyage. 1768-1771
Date: November 1769
Author: Herman Diedrich Sporing
Dimensions: 267 x 416
Collection: British Library
Reference no: Add.Ms 23920 f.48
Record no.: C3117-07
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