Capt: James Cook, F.R.S…. COOK: PORTRAIT, William after Nathaniel DANCE ROLLINSON.

Capt: James Cook, F.R.S…
Capt: James Cook, F.R.S…

New York: Benjamin Gomez, circa 1779.

Engraving, 130 x 100 mm, mounted and in a handsome early timber frame.

An American version of the Dance portrait

Scarce American-published portrait: the engraving appeared as frontispiece to the New York octavo edition of Cook's third voyage. The depiction is based on Nathaniel Dance's original portrait, commissioned by Joseph Banks, for which Cook sat in 1776, before leaving on the third voyage. It shows Cook wearing captain's full-dress uniform and holding a chart but in this version the chart is blank.

Scarce American-published portrait: the engraving appeared as frontispiece to the New York octavo edition of Cook's third voyage. The depiction is based on Nathaniel Dance's original portrait, commissioned by Joseph Banks, for which Cook sat in 1776, before leaving on the third voyage. It shows Cook wearing captain's full-dress uniform and holding a chart but in this version the chart is blank.

Frontispiece to Beddie,1579; Forbes, 'Hawaiian National Bibliography', 259.

Price (AUD): $1,850.00  other currencies Ref: #4504867

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