Auction 112, Lot 721

"[Lot of 2] Landing op het Eiland Mallicolo, een van de Nieuwe Hebriden [and] Landing op het Eiland Erramanga, een van de Nieuwe Hebriden", Cook, James (Capt.)

Subject: Pacific Islands

Period: 1795-1803 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Black & White

Size:
17.7 x 8 inches
45 x 20.3 cm

Pair of engravings illustrating two strikingly different receptions of Cook's landing party in the New Hebrides. First illustrates a friendly group of natives receiving the party with a palm branch held out in peace. Second shows an angry mob attacking the party. From a Dutch edition of Cook's voyages.

References:

Condition: B

Issued folded with minor soil on folds and in margins. Narrow (but adequate) lower left margin at binding trim.

Estimate: $100 - $140

Sold for: $75

Closed on 9/28/2005

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