Death of Captain Cook. DEATH OF COOK.
Death of Captain Cook.

Death of Captain Cook.

London? circa 1800.

Engraving, 16.5 x 22 cm. (image size), a good strong impression, mounted.

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An unusual version of the famous scene at Kealakekua Bay, in a very good impression.

An unusual version of the famous scene at Kealakekua Bay, in a very good impression.

Although the original image on which this is loosely based is clearly that of Webber, the engraving bears close comparison with the version of the scene first published by the engraver Alexander Hogg in 1784, and included in the important compendium edited by George William Anderson, A New, Authentic, and Complete Collection of Voyages Round the World (see Forbes 61). Given that the "Anderson" was much re-issued and copied, it is possible that this print originally derives from one of the later editions.

Price (AUD): $750.00  other currencies Ref: #3003086

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