Auction 139, Lot 708

"[Lot of 3 - Captain Cook]",

Subject: Exploration

Period: 1780 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

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Three portraits of British explorer, Captain James Cook, including two engravings after the famous portrait by Nathaniel Dance and one including a scene of his tragic death in Hawaii.

A. Le Capitaine Cook, Anon, (4.5" x 7"). This is a small portrait of Cook surrounded by an oval frame. Below the portrait is a scene depicting Cook's death in Hawaii. Condition - margins trimmed to the neatline, else very good. (B+)

B. Captain James Cook, engraved by W. Holl and published by Fisher, Son & Co., (4" x 5"). (B+)

C.Captain Cook, engraved by Scriven and published by William Mackenzie, (4" x 5"). (A)



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Estimate: $120 - $150

Sold for: $100

Closed on 2/15/2012