"The Reception of Captain Cook, in Hapaee", Cook, James (Capt.)
Subject: Exploration - South Pacific
Period: 1794 (published)
Publication: A Voyage to the Pacific…
Color: Hand Color
15 x 9 inches
38.1 x 22.9 cm
Lovely folio engraving of Cook's visit to the Ha'apai islands of The Friendly Islands. The scene depicts the village gathered in a huge circle with men demonstrating hand-to-hand combat for entertainment. Drawn by Webber and engraved by Heath.
Pleasant later color with some bleed through to verso. Faint foxing in blank margins.