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Auction 144, Lot 284

"Coffre Sculpte des Habitans de la Nouvelle Zelande", Cook, James (Capt.)

Subject: New Zealand, Prints

Period: 1774 (circa)

Publication: Relation des Voyages Entrepris par Ordre de Sa Majeste Britannique

Color: Black & White

6.7 x 8 inches
17 x 20.3 cm

This engraving of a decorative carved box made by the natives of New Zealand was probably drawn by John Webber, who accompanied Capt. James Cook on his third voyage to the Pacific in 1776-1780. Engraved by Robert Benard. This engraving was first published in the English edition of Account of the voyages undertaken by the order of His present Majesty for making discoveries in the southern hemisphere by John Hawkesworth in 1773, which was republished in French the following year.


Condition: B+

There is a 3/4" tear at top left of image that has been archivally repaired. Remargined at left with old paper.

Estimate: $60 - $80


Closed on 4/3/2013