Auction 165, Lot 732

"A View at Anamooka", Cook, James (Capt.)

Subject: Nomuka, Tonga Islands

Period: 1784 (circa)

Publication: A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean

Color: Hand Color

19.6 x 8.5 inches
49.8 x 21.6 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 view depicts Nomuka, an island within the Kingdom of Tonga. Cook visited Nomuka on his third voyage and spent some time there gathering food and supplies. This view shows provisions being piled up and carried to boats, which then ferried the materials to Cook's ships. Drawn by John Webber, the official artist of Cook's third voyage, and engraved by William Byrne.

References: Shirley (BL Atlases) G.COOK-2a.

Condition: B+

Light soiling with a few soft creases.

Estimate: $170 - $200

Sold for: $85

Closed on 11/15/2017