Auction 150, Lot 706


"Vue de l'Isle d'Ulietea avec une Double Pirogue et un Hangar ou les Insulaires Retirent Leurs Batiments de Mer", Cook, James (Capt.)

Subject: Raiatea

Period: 1773 (circa)

Publication: Relation des Voyages...

Color: Black & White

13.4 x 8.1 inches
34 x 20.6 cm

The copper engravings from A New, Authentic and Complete Collection of Voyages Round the World…Complete Historical Account of Captain Cook's First, Second, Third and Last Voyages… Edited by George William Anderson and published by Alexander Hogg in London, 1784-86. Cook's discoveries in the Pacific formulate the final chapter in 18th Century exploration. These engravings provide a delightful view of the discoveries, people and customs of the Pacific region.

This copper engraving depicts a scene of life on Raiatea, the French Polynesian island visited by Cook on all three of his voyages. It shows the bustling activity of natives on the beach, a double canoe and other craft out on the water, and another double canoe sheltered on shore. Engraved by le Veau.


Condition: B+

There is light printer's ink residue and some minor toning along the sheet's edges, away from image.

Estimate: $70 - $90


Closed on 9/17/2014