HAWAII ISLANDS 1784 ANDERSON ORIGINAL ENGRAVED VIEW
Views of Sandwich Islands
Fine and decorative engraved view of Hawaii Islands ( Sandwich Islands )
The plate has been published in this following travel book : ANDERSON, George William A new, authentic, and complete collection of voyages round the world : undertaken and performed by royal authority. Containing a new, authentic, entertaining, instructive, full, and complete historical account of Captain Cook's first, second, third, and last voyages, undertaken by order of His present Majesty, for making new discoveries in geography, navigation, astronomy, &c. in the Southern and Northern Hemisps, &c., &c., &c. ... To which will be added, complete and genuine narratives of other voyages of discovery round the world, &c.... / The whole of these voyages of Capt. Cook, F.R.S. &c., now published under the immediate direction of George William Anderson, Esq., assisted by a principal officer who sailed in the Resolution sloop, and by other gentlemen of the Royal Navy. London : Printed and published by Alex. Hogg ..., [1784-1786] . Image size approx.: cm 36,3 x 20,8 Paper size approx.: cm 37,7 x 25,1 /wiki/James_Cook The Hill Collection of Pacific Voyages, pp. 5-6 Hill describes the Anderson voyages as an important collection of English voyages richly illustrated noting that Anderson sometimes gives the original accounts, others are edited or abridged versions, and frequently additional materials, from other sources, are added to give scope and depth to the narratives. In addition to a number of maps and charts, many of the famous images from Cooks voyages are reproduced , including the detailed portraits of native peoples he encountered and their rights and customs.
Image 8.5" x14" Archive Matted 20" x 24"
Very Good some light foxing
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