Tuesday, 30 July 2019

Vintage Map Series - "Tourist Map of NZ" in stock today

Vintage Tourist Map of NZ
This print on canvas is the latest release in the series of genuine vintage tourist poster designs re-printed as a ready to hang canvas print in what we are calling the "Wall Chart" style - with wooden hangers top and bottom.

Re-published today is the splendid mid-century "Tourist Map of New Zealand" with a scale of 34 miles to an inch.

Truly delightful as the cities and towns are not shown in sizes relative to their commercial importance but from the traveller's interest!  So much detail to discover, with insets covering "Rotorua Tourist Routes", "The Taupo Fisheries", "Lake Wanaka and Vicinity" and "Alpine Regions in the vicinity of Mt Cook".

Arranged and drawn at the Headquarters of the Lands & Survey Department, Wellington New Zealand - for the NZ Government Tourism Department, CWM Royel delt 1946 [drawn by CWM Royel].

Particularly lovely are the four different kowhaiwhai borders, a kowhai Ngutukaka pattern along the bottom (the Pointed Flower of the Red Kowhai), on the left hand side "A well known East Coast and Rotorua Design - a conventionalised Patiki or Flat-Fish".  At the top is the "Ngaru Moana portraying the Rolling Waves of the Sea" and on the right hand side the "Arawa version of the Mangopare (Hammerhead Shark).

Printed directly onto canvas with quality wooden hangers at top and bottom, vintage NZ wall art that is ready to hang out of the box in the classic wall chart style.  Available now, $NZ 119.95 - delivered NZ wide for $NZ6, around the world for $NZ15.

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