Auction 103, Lot 555

"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.


Condition: A

Pleasant later color with some bleed through to verso. Faint foxing in blank margins.

Estimate: $100 - $140

Sold for: $85

Closed on 6/11/2003