Catalog Archive
Auction 99, Lot 197

"Le Isole di Sandwich Delineate Sulle Osservazioni del Cap. Cook", Cassini, Giovanni Maria

Subject: Hawaii

Period: 1798 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

19.2 x 13.7 inches
48.8 x 34.8 cm

Beautiful copper engraved map of the islands with the route of Cook's ships in both 1778 and 1779. Fabulously engraved with a large title cartouche depicting the demise of Capt. Cook at the hands of the native islanders. Lovely paper and impression with wide margins. Keyboard style border, two distance scales. A most desirable and scarce chart of Hawaii.


Condition: B

Good impression on thick paper with wide margins. Very lovely original coloring. The Capt. Cook scene is fully and particularly well colored, even using gauche. Colors have mellowed a little with age. Traces of light foxing, else very good.

Estimate: $1,800 - $2,000

Sold for: $2,750

Closed on 6/12/2002