Auction 169, Lot 247

"Chart of the Sandwich Isles", Cook/Hogg

Subject: Hawaii

Period: 1785 (circa)

Publication: New Authentic and Complete Collection of Voyages Round the World…

Color: Black & White

13.3 x 8.3 inches
33.8 x 21.1 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 important early chart of the Hawaiian Islands is a slightly reduced version of the first printed map of Hawaii. It shows the path of the Resolution and the Discovery that tracks Cook's movements following his first visit to the Sandwich Islands in January 1778 and his return in November of the same year. The large inset depicts Kealakekua Bay where the great navigator met his untimely demise on February 14, 1779. Finely engraved by Thomas Conder.

References: cf. Fitzpatrick pp.16-17.

Condition: A

Issued folding, now flattened, with a binding trim at bottom left that has been professionally replaced with period-correct paper, and a tiny binding tear that just enters the map border that has also been professionally repaired.

Estimate: $475 - $600

Sold for: $400

Closed on 9/12/2018