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Auction 97, Lot 517

"[Lot of 4 engravings]", Anon.

Subject: Exploration - Pacific

Period: 1790 (circa)

Publication: Bankes's New System of Geography

Color: Black & White

12.4 x 8.8 inches
31.5 x 22.4 cm

Four lovely copper engraved views of various islands in the Pacific. Each is very detailed and shows the variety of plant life and native people. Includes: Various Vegetable Productions of the Asiatic Islands; A View of the New discover'd Island of Ulietea, with some of its Inhabitants, a double Canoe, and other small Craft, a Boat House with the Model of a double Canoe, &c; Habitations and People of the Island of Atooi; View in Anamooka, and the Inhabitants.


Condition: A

All crisp images with slight surface soil in margins, with just a bit intruding into image of two engravings.

Estimate: $100 - $150

Sold for: $85

Closed on 12/5/2001