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Limited Edition ‘South Island Kokako’

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Limited Edition ‘South Island Kokako’

Limited Edition signed Giclée print by David Elliot - only 200 in total.

Shows the the South Island Kokako (now possibly extinct) from the book First Map: How James Cook Charted Aotearoa New Zealand, written by Tessa Duder and illustrated by David Elliot.

This is one of six beautiful illustrations from the book now available as high-quality, limited edition Giclée prints.

  • Paper size: 200 mm x 295 mm; 8.2 inches x 11.6 inches
  • Signed: Yes
  • Framed: No

This image appears on page 72 of First Map:

The kōkako was among the native birds whose song entranced Joseph Banks at Ship Cove. The tree-clad hill probably featured the bright scarlet summer-flowing southern rata. Earlier, as Endeavour sailed during November around East Cape and the Coromandel Peninsula, Banks had noted the coastal pōhutukawa, ‘an excellent timber tree…which bears a very conspicuous flower made up [of] many threads, and is a large tree as big an oak in England, has a very heavy hard wood…’

 A Giclée (zhee-KLAY) is a superb-quality copy of an artwork or photograph. It is made using high-end 8-to-12 colour inkjet printing techniques coupled with the use of pigment inks, archival inks which maintain image stability and colour permanence better than all other known inks.