C1785

Divers Ouvrages des Habitans de L'Isle Sandwich.

Various articles, at the Sandwich Islands. Six engraved illustrations on 1 sheet. Contents: 1. A wooden instrument &amp weapon, set with the teeth of sharks, used to cut up their prisoners — 2. Used for the same purpose — 3. … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Divers Ouvrages des Habitans de L’Isle Sandwich.

Date:

C1785

Condition:

In good condition, fold as issued.

Technique:

Original copper engraving

Image Size: 

305mm 
x 240mm
AUTHENTICITY
Divers Ouvrages des Habitans de L'Isle Sandwich. - Antique Print from 1785

Genuine antique
dated:

1785

Description:

Various articles, at the Sandwich Islands. Six engraved illustrations on 1 sheet. Contents: 1. A wooden instrument &amp weapon, set with the teeth of sharks, used to cut up their prisoners — 2. Used for the same purpose — 3. A musical instrument, wickerwork covered with feathers, the bottom part, gourd with stones inside– 4. an idol upon wicker-work covered with feathers, the eyes mother of pearl with a black nut, the mouth set with teeth of dogs — 5. A bracelet composed of the tusks of hogs — 6. A wooden dagger called Pahooah.

John Webber (1752 - 1793)

Official artist on Cook's third and last voyage. The reasons for the voyage were to return Omai and explore the possibility of a north-west passage along the North American continent. Webber was required to "give a more perfect idea thereof than can be formed by written description." Webber's oeuvre from the voyage was the most comprehensive record of sights in the Pacific region ever produced.

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