Auction 127, Lot 276

"Carte des Isles Sandwich", Bonne, Rigobert

Subject: Hawaii

Period: 1787 (circa)


Color: Black & White

13.5 x 9 inches
34.3 x 22.9 cm

This handsome copper-engraved chart details the Hawaiian Islands. The track of Cook's voyages of 1778 and 1779 are charted through the island chain and the large inset shows Kealakekua Bay where Cook met his untimely death on February 14, 1779.


Condition: A

Crisp impression with clean, wide margins. A small slit on the centerfold has been professionally repaired.

Estimate: $600 - $650

Sold for: $450

Closed on 2/25/2009