Mangemange or Bushman’s Mattress. The springiness of the vines and stems would make ideal beds by coiling the springy vines and putting them in sacks.
30.5 x 24.5cm (15 x 9.5 inches)
This is an antique lithograph
of New Zealand flora. It is from a work by Thomas Frederic Cheeseman
and was published in 1914 in Wellington, New Zealand. At the time the botany of New Zealand was poorly known so Cheeseman made many collecting trips to gather specimens. It was made on smooth, fine quality paper and has beautiful hand painted colour. It is in excellent condition. The accompanying text is available on request.