Auction 110, Lot 181

"Tereoboo, King of Owyhee, bringing Presents to Captn. Cook", Cook/Hogg

Subject: Hawaii

Period: 1784 (circa)

Publication: A New Authentic and Complete Collection of Voyages Round the World

Color: Black & White

12.7 x 7.5 inches
32.3 x 19.1 cm

The copper engravings from A New, Authentic and Complete Collection of Voyages Round the World…Complete Historical Account of Captain Cook's First, Second, Third and Last Voyages… Edited by George William Anderson and published by Alexander Hogg in London, 1784-86. Cook's discoveries in the Pacific formulate the final chapter in 18th Century exploration. These engravings provide a delightful view of the discoveries, people and customs of the Pacific region.

A great copper engraved view with the robed king and his party on a large craft rowed by twenty men. Escorted by two smaller craft, each rowed by 18 men. The gifts are clearly visible and look like two or three large statutes of a man and woman. Published by Alex. Hogg and engraved by Royce.


Condition: B

Excellent impression on thick paper with good margins. A couple small spots in sky, and chip out of left corner, well away from image, but just touching plate mark.

Estimate: $70 - $90

Sold for: $50

Closed on 3/2/2005