Maling, Peter Bromley. EARLY SKETCHES AND CHARTS OF BANKS PENINSULA 1770-1850. Wellington, 1981, A.H. & A.W. Reed, First New Zealand Edition. 103 pp, numerous maps, charts and drawings, with 82 plates, of which 27 plates are beautifully coloured and tipped-in from publisher. Hardcover Folio in boxed case. Blue cloth boards with leather spine. Page dimensions: 390 x 271mm. Contents: Cook to D'Urville (1770-1840); Stanley and the Arrival of the French Settlers (1840); An Unknown Artist and the Infant Settlement at Akaroa (1841); Charles Meryon and the Rhin (1843-46); A Trio of Journal Artists: Selwyn, Barnicoat and Mantell (1844-49); William Fox and the Canterbury Settlement (1848-50); Richard Aldworth Oliver (1848-50); Notes on Sources; Index. Spectacular illustrations and plates in a quality production, decorative endpapers, fine paper and blue boxed case. No. 162 of a deluxe limited edition of 500 copies. Fine condition.