Auction 123, Lot 148

"[Lot of 3 Views]", Cook, James (Capt.)

Subject: Alaska & Western Canada

Period: 1795 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Black & White

Size:
14 x 8.5 inches
35.6 x 21.6 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 nice group of three engravings from a Dutch version of Cook's account of his voyages in the Pacific, engraved by J. S. Klauber.

1) Gezigt van de Wooningen van de Inboorlingen in Nootka Kanaal shows an Eskimo fishing village in Nootka.
2) Inwooners van Norton-Kanaal en Hunne Wooningen shows an Eskimo family, their home and kayak, located on Norton Sound.
3) Binnenste van een Huis van Oonalashka shows an interior of a native home on the Aleutian island of Unalaska.

References:

Condition: A

All with dark impressions on sound paper. 3 with 1/4" trim on left binding side and folds as issued.

Estimate: $150 - $200

Sold for: $110

Closed on 2/20/2008

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