Auction 157, Lot 281

"Carte des Isles Sandwich", Bonne, Rigobert

Subject: Hawaii

Period: 1787 (circa)

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Color: Black & White

Size:
13.6 x 9.3 inches
34.5 x 23.6 cm

This handsome copper-engraved chart details the Hawaiian Islands. The track of Cook's voyages of 1778 and 1779 are charted through the island chain with dates. The large inset shows Kealakekua Bay where Cook met his untimely death on February 14, 1779. Embellished with a large compass rose and fleur-de-lys. This is the uncommon edition engraved by Scattaglia.

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Condition: B+

A dark impression on watermarked paper with several minor fold separations that have been repaired on verso with old paper. Minor soiling.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Unsold

Closed on 5/4/2016

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