Auction 93, Lot 383

"An Offering before Capt.n Cook, in One of the Sandwich Islands", Hogg, Alexander

Subject: Hawaii

Period: 1784 (published)

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

Color: Black & White

Size:
14.2 x 8.7 inches
36.1 x 22.1 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.

Fully engraved with Cook and three officers attended by 18 islanders. Fabulous detail of ceremonial poles and thatched house.

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Condition: A

Estimate: $60 - $70

Sold for: $40

Closed on 12/6/2000

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