Lot 53: HARRY ROUNTREE (1878-1950). NEW ZEALAND / THE SPORTSMAN'S PARADISE. Circa 1920s. 36x26 inches, 91x66 cm. Coulls Somerville Wilkie Limi
October 27, 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
HARRY ROUNTREE (1878-1950) NEW ZEALAND / THE SPORTSMAN'S PARADISE. Circa 1920s.
36x26 inches, 91 1/2x66 cm. Coulls Somerville Wilkie Limited, Dunedin.
Condition B+: replaced losses in margins; repaired tear in top right image and text. Framed.
New Zealand actively promoted her natural resources as "The Sportsman's Paradise." Not only were hiking, skiing and camping advertised, but "to further attract sports-minded tourists and stimulate hotel demand, the Tourist Department imported a wide range of game, including red deer, wapiti, salmon, chamois and tahr. Moose were introduced to Fiordland . . . while fisherman sought marlin and other big game in the Bay of Islands" (New Zealand p. 243). This image appeared in a series of poster stamps published in the mid 1930s and also on a 2013, 70 cent New Zealand postage stamp, as part of a series of twenty "Classic Travel Posters." rare. New Zealand p. 85 (var).