Auction 99, Lot 520

"A Family in Dusk Bay, New Zealand", Hogg, Alexander

Subject: Exploration - New Zealand

Period: 1784 (published)

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

Color: Black & White

Size:
13 x 8.3 inches
33 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.

Scene of an idyllic family with bare-breasted young women, children and a muscled and bearded man with decorative paddle and other artifacts. Strong impression and image.

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Condition: B

Estimate: $40 - $50

Sold for: $25

Closed on 6/12/2002

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