Item #019121 Geological reports on Canterbury, New Zealand. J. Haast.
Geological reports on Canterbury, New Zealand
Geological reports on Canterbury, New Zealand
Geological reports on Canterbury, New Zealand

Geological reports on Canterbury, New Zealand

Christchurch: The Press, 1864. Folio. Hardcover. Includes a collection of important surveys, reports, etc by Haast and others. Formation of the Canterbury Plains with hand-coloured geological sketch map with 2 related fold-out plans,1864; Headwaters of the river Rakaia, fold-out image and 20 fine colour lithographs plus comparative diagram showing sections of the 5 routes from the West to East coast,1866; Report on the plains and rivers of Canterbury (by W Doyne), 1864, includes 3 folding plans; Second report upon the river Waimakariri in the lower plains, Canterbury (by W Doyne), Christchurch, 1865, fold-out plan; Report upon the practicability of constructing a road through the Otira Gorge (by Edward Dobson), 1865, 13 folding plans illustrating the suggested route, plus 29 lithographed views. This item belonged to John Davies Enys, presented from Dr Haast "John D Enys from Dr Haast". The endpaper includes Eny's signature and bookplate. An extremely rare and important item, bound in contemporary half roan and marbled boards. John Enys was a Canterbury runholder who owned Castle Hill and was most notable for pursuing an active interest in natural history and geology, accompanying his close friend Haast on some of his expeditions, and making significant collections of plants, moa fossils and other artefacts. Near Fine. Item #019121

Price: $5,866.25 NZD

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