1770 Schley - MURDERER’S BAY New Zealand - Copper engraving - Travel
Shows and attack on Abel Tasmin’s ships in Tasman Bay in 1642.
Manned Maori Waka in the foreground.
Amsterdam / 1770
25 x 19 cm
Jakob van der Schley was a skilled draftsman and engraver who operated out of Amsterdam and had strong ties with the Hague. He was trained by Bernard Picart and his style resembles that of the elder man. Van der Schley was known for intricately engraved portraits and frontispieces. He signed most of the plates used in the Hague edition of the Abbe Prevost's Histoire generale des voyages.