Auction 93, Lot 392

"A View of Monuments, &c in Easter Island", Hogg, Alexander

Subject: Pacific Islands

Period: 1784 (published)

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

Color: Black & White

Size:
12 x 8 inches
30.5 x 20.3 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.

Great depiction of the sculpture the island is famous for. Human skeleton in foreground adds mystery.

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Condition: A

Estimate: $50 - $60

Sold for: $20

Closed on 12/6/2000

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