AN IMPORTANT SERIES OF TWELVE EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY DRAWINGS RELATING TO THE FIRST VOYAGE OF CAPTAIN JAMES COOK.

Lot Number 29
Author [COOK: First Voyage]
Title AN IMPORTANT SERIES OF TWELVE EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY DRAWINGS RELATING TO THE FIRST VOYAGE OF CAPTAIN JAMES COOK.
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Place Printed Imprint
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Description The drawings relate to engravings published in Hawkesworth’s An Account of the Voyages undertaken by the order of His Present Majesty for making Discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere (London, 1773), comprising the official account of Cook’s Endeavour voyage in the second and third volumes.The drawings are on high-quality eighteenth-century paper, four with Whatman watermarks, and in fine state. The drawings are unsigned but in general are after Miller, Cipriani, Barralet, Parkinson, Spöring, and others. They are for the most part captioned in the same distinctive flowing eighteenth-century hand with flourishes. The eight topographical views have been archivally framed; the four ethnographic drawings are preserved in archival window mounts.
Comments Artwork of the period relating to any eighteenth-century British voyage is of great rarity, while sketches, drawings, and paintings relating to Cook’s first voyage in the Endeavour are almost entirely held firmly in public collections. The opportunity to acquire contemporaneous visual records relating to this seminal voyage in Pacific history is almost unprecedented in recent times. SEE sale catalogue at www.australianbookauctions.com for full details.
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Estimated Price AUD 90,000.00 - 110,000.00
( USD 84,600.00 - 103,400.00 )
Actual Price AUD 104,850.00 ( USD 105,898.50 )

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AUCTION DETAILS

Auction House Australian Book Auctions
Website http://www.australianbookauctions.com
Auction Name Books
Sale Number #58
Auction Date May 7, 2012 - May 7, 2012
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