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Auction 101, Lot 496

"Une Vue de l'Interieur de l'isle d'Atooi", Cook, James (Capt.)

Subject: Hawaii

Period: 1785 (published)

Publication: Troisieme Voyage de…Cook…

Color: Hand Color

18.3 x 8.8 inches
46.5 x 22.4 cm
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Interesting scene of a village visited by Captain James Cook at Waimea, Kauai. The village of thatched huts is set against the lush background that is now Waimea Canyon State Park. This view was originally drawn and engraved by John Webber who was the expedition's artist. Shortly after the return of the expedition to England, copies of the engravings were smuggled to Paris and a French issue of the third voyage was published in Paris. The engravings copied by the French engraver Benard, and are of equal quality to the original English edition, printed on strong hand-made paper.


Condition: A

Nicely colored. Folding as issued.

Estimate: $300 - $400

Sold for: $200

Closed on 12/4/2002