'A Representation Of A Morai, Or Burial Place At Owhyhee' 1780's Hawaii Engraving
View of a 'heiau' (burial area) in Owhyhee, Hawaii. The area is enclosed by two rings of wooden fences, the exterior ring topped with skulls and the interior with carved anthropomorphic figures. In between the two fences is a large structure made from stone and branches. This print is from A New, Authentic and Complete Collection of Voyages Round the World…Complete Historical Account of Captain Cook's First, Second, Third and Last Voyages… Edited by George William Anderson and published by Alexander Hogg in London, 1784-86.
John Webber Muyundo RA (1751-1793) was an English artist who accompanied Captain Cook on his third Pacific expedition. He is best known for his images of Australasia, Hawaii and Alaska
Original Hand colored engraving
Image 5.75" x 7" Linen archive matted 11" x 14"
Near Mint. See pictures for details.
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