Auction 140, Lot 236

"A Canoe of the Sandwich Islands, the Rowers Masked", Gentleman's Magazine

Subject: Hawaii

Period: 1784 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

8.8 x 6.5 inches
22.4 x 16.5 cm

This fascinating print features native Hawaiians wearing gourd and feather headdresses, with nice detail of the outrigger canoe in the Kealakekua Bay. This engraving is based upon the Hawaiian war canoe illustration from Captain Cook's voyages by Webber. It was published in the Gentleman's Magazine in July of 1784.


Condition: A

There are a few minor stains primarily in the blank margins, else fine.

Estimate: $180 - $220

Sold for: $130

Closed on 5/23/2012