"The Artificial Sphere", Stockdale, John
Subject: Cartographic Miscellany
Period: 1784 (circa)
Publication: Voyage to the Pacific
Color: Hand Color
6 x 7.5 inches
15.2 x 19.1 cm
Decorative copper engraving of an armillary sphere at center on a stone plinth with river and hills in the background. At one side is a tombstone topped with an urn and engraved with the words "Sacred to the Memory of Capt. Cook." On the right a young gentleman holds a partially rolled map of the island of Oahu, Hawaii. Attractively bordered at top and down the sides with garlands of leaves, flowers & bows. Engraved by Robertson.
Watermarked paper with a few extraneous creases.