James Cook. COOK: PORTRAIT, Ignaz Sebastian KLAUBER.

James Cook.

[Holland]: Klauber, 1793.

Engraved portrait, 19.7 x 13.7 cm.

Rare separately issued portrait from 1793

Most uncommon: an apparently separately-issued engraving of Captain Cook, based on the famous Nathaniel Dance/Sherwin engraving of 1779. This famous portrait is the trademark image of Cook, and this is a fine eighteenth-century version.

Most uncommon: an apparently separately-issued engraving of Captain Cook, based on the famous Nathaniel Dance/Sherwin engraving of 1779. This famous portrait is the trademark image of Cook, and this is a fine eighteenth-century version.

The engraving is based on Nathaniel Dance's portrait, now held in the National Maritime Museum in the Greenwich Hospital Collection. The portrait was commissioned by Joseph Banks, and Cook is known to have sat for Dance in 1776, before sailing on his third voyage. This version was engraved by Ignaz Sebastian Klauber

The engraving was copied for the first Dutch collected edition of Cook's voyages (Forbes 247).

This is a conspicuously rare portrait, and we have never handled another copy. It was known to Beddie through single copies in both the Mitchell and Dixson collections; another copy is also known from the Rex Nan Kivell collection in the National Library of Australia.

Beddie, 3325.

Price (AUD): $1,000.00  other currencies     Ref: #4209089

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