Auction 114, Lot 674

"Gallapagos Islands", Hooker, W. J.

Subject: Galapagos Islands

Period: 1822 (published)

Publication: David Roberts' Journal of a Cruise Made to the Pacific Ocean…

Color: Hand Color

10.5 x 12.5 inches
26.7 x 31.8 cm

Fine copper engraving showing the Galapagos Islands in detail. An unnamed island (the modern Genovesa) is shown with a note that it "is situated agreably to the report of several Whalemen and corresponds to the position in which it was seen by Lieunt. Downes U.S.N. 1813."

References: Sabin #64219.

Condition: B

Remargined at binding side and repaired 1" binding tear.

Estimate: $180 - $220

Sold for: $200

Closed on 3/1/2006