Auction 136, Lot 294

"[Lot of 6 - Captain James Cook]",

Subject: Hawaii

Period: 1780-1840 (circa)



See Description

1. A Striking Likeness of the Late Captain James Cook, F.R.S., by Alex Hogg, from Anderson's Large Folio Edition of the Whole of Captn. Cook's Voyages &c. Complete., 1781, black & white, (8.8 x 13"). Large and strongly engraved portrait surrounded by an oval frame. Below is a list of the Voyages and the years at sea. Lightly toned with a minor crease in image. There is an ink library stamp on verso. (B+)

2. Offrandes Faites au Capitaine Cook, aux Isles Sandwich., by Benard, black & white, (14 x 8.8"). Capt. Cook being offered a roast pig in the company of priests at the house of Lono, the God of Agriculture. Behind Cook is a wooden idol that Cook describes as being of the same kind as those on Morai. Near fine with beautiful, dark impression on thick hand laid paper with wide, deckle edged paper. Short split in upper margins at centerfold, otherwise fine. (A)

3. Captain Cook, by N. Dance & E. Scriven, hand color, (4" x 7"). This 3/4 portrait is a beautiful print that combines engraving, etching and the difficult technique of aquatint. With Cook's facsimile signature in the plate. Published by Fisher, Son & Co. On a full sheet (8" x 10.5") with gold highlights to hand coloring. (A)

4.Representation of an Offering to Captn. Cook, and his Officers at Owhyhee one of the Sandwich Islands., by Webber & Page, hand color, (7 x 5.2"). (A)

5. Mort de Cook, by Sainson, hand color, (7.5 x 5.3"), circa 1840. (A)

6. Representation of the Murder of Capt. Cook at O-Why-ee, hand color, (7.3 x 6.4"). (B+)



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Estimate: $300 - $400

Sold for: $200

Closed on 6/1/2011