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Auction 108, Lot 641

"Vue de Huaheine", Cook, James (Capt.)

Subject: Polynesia

Period: 1785 (circa)

Publication: Atlas du Troisieme Voyage de Cook

Color: Black & White

18.2 x 8.7 inches
46.2 x 22.1 cm

Well rendered view of the harbor with numerous native canoes and two sailing ships. Huaheine is one of the Society Island and lies northwest of Tahiti. Cook had visited this island on earlier voyages, first stopping in 1769. The Society Islands were great favorites with Cooks' crew.


Condition: A

On hand-laid paper with wide margins. A few marginal spots.

Estimate: $90 - $110

Sold for: $65

Closed on 9/29/2004