Capt. Cook’s Hawaii
First Images of Hawaii
All antique illustrations are printed on 100% cotton canvas. We also have an extensive collection of original engravings published by The British Admiralty, 1784. Please call us 808-667-7843 for details.
Fine Art Canvas Giclee A giclée print is quite simply the closest replication of an original artwork currently possible. We use archival inks, coupled with our canvas substrate to create a waterproof and fade resistant product. Our prints are guaranteed not to fade or shift for over 100 years!
These copperplate engravings from the first British editions of Cook’s Voyages contain the first maps, chartings and views of the heretofore undiscovered islands of Oceanica, and are among the most important pictorial representations of this area published in the 18th century.
These historic documents were engraved by the finest and most proficient engravers of the period. The production of the plates was overseen by Francesco Bartolozzi, the acknowledged master of 18th century stipple engraving and personal favorite of George III of England. These images were recorded directly from the field drawings made on the spot by Sydney Parkinson (1st Voyage), William Hodges (2nd Voyage), and John Webber (3rd Voyage).
The official British Admiralty editions of Cook’s Voyages were published over an eleven year span, and sold by subscription to a privileged and appreciative public. The quality of this publication was unsurpassed, and the plates included herein represent the best of the best of 18th century engraving. Subsequent translations of Cook’s Voyages were published in various European languages, however, none were to match these original English edition in production quality or artistic excellence.
Capt. Cook’s Hawaii
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Capt. Cook's Hawaii
1784 Tereoboo, King of Owyhee, bringing Presents to Capt. Cook