Lot 569: New Zealand engraving from Cook Atlas by Webber

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PBA Galleries

2016-01-13 11:47:44

Lot 569: Author: Webber, John; Title: The Inside of a Hippah, in New Zeeland; Place Published: London; Publisher: N/A; Date Published: c.1784; Description: Copper-engraved plate. Engraved by B.T. Pouncy after John Webber. Image is 22.3x38 cm., impression is 25.3x40.5 cm.; on sheet 41.5x55.5 cm. (16½x21¾").Engraving from the atlas volume of the official account of James Cook's Third Voyage, when he revisited New Zealand before venturing north to Hawaii and the Northwest Coast, only to be felled by natives upon his return to Hawaii. Condition: Light foxing to margins, top edge a little rough; very good. PBA Galleries' Sale 578: Americana, Travel/Exploration, Cartography, African/Asian Americana and Directories Thursday, 28th January 2016 Estimate: $250-350
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