Auction 110, Lot 99

"A View of the Habitations in Nootka Sound", Cook, James (Capt.)

Subject: Canada, British Columbia

Period: 1784 (circa)

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

Color: Black & White

Size:
13 x 7.8 inches
33 x 19.8 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 lovely copper plate view that is fully engraved and artistically rendered. Cook has landed a small sail boat on shore with the village in the background. Numerous natives greet the party and trade items.

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Condition: B

Dark, early impression on thick paper with watermark. One stain area. Margins are trimmed to approximately 3/4"

Estimate: $60 - $80

Unsold

Closed on 3/2/2005

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