Hawaiian Islands (Sandwich Islands)

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  1.  
    1784
    BLIGH
    Title:
    Views of Sandwich Islands.
    Date:
    C1784
    Mapmaker:
    William Bligh (1754-1817)
    Image Size:
    200mm x 360mm
    Condition:
    In good condition.
    Technique:
    Copper engraving.
    Stock Number:
    CK03E 2530 PI HAW (C015)
    Description:

    Rare engraving from the official British Admiralty sanctioned edition of the accounts of Cook’s third and final voyage. All other later copies made of this image by other publishers were unauthorised, usually smaller and inferior in quality.

    Coastal profile views of the Hawaiian Islands, where Cook arrived on 26th November, 1778.

    View of the N.E. part of Mowee when the Isthmus bears W.S.W. 4 miles off shoar.

    View of the S.E. side of Owhyhee when the East Point bears N. b. W. 4 leas. distant.

    View from the (anchorage symbol) at ATOOI.

    View from the (anchorage symbol) at WOAHOO.

    View of the island AtTOOI when the Peaked Hill bears No. 14. W. 13 leas. distant.

    View of the west side of ONEEHOW as seen from the ship at (anchorage symbol).

    From Cook & King, A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean Undertaken by the Command of His Majesty, for Making Discoveries in the Northern Hemisphere....

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    1784
    HAMILTONT
    Title:
    The Death of Captn. Cook, at O-Why-hee, near Kamschatka, whose Discoveries in his laft Voyage, as well as those of his Firft and second, will be included in this New Improved System of Geography.
    Date:
    C1784
    Artist:
    William Hamilton (1751-1801)
    Image Size:
    305mm x 205mm
    Condition:
    In good condition.
    Technique:
    Copper engraving hand coloured
    Stock Number:
    PI HAW 1784 HAMI (C015)
    Description:

    Cook discovered the Hawaiian Islands on 19 January 1778, sighting the coast and anchoring in Waimea Bay and naming them the Sandwich Islands after the Earl of Sandwich. He then departed in search of a north west passage but returned in Kealakekua Bay (Hawaii) on 17 January 1779. His ships sailed north again on 4 February 1779 only to return to anchor in the same bay with a damaged foremast a week later.

    On the 11th Feb they spent two days removing the mast and taking it on shore and from that time a number of incidents occurred that would escalate in Cook's death. Cook's strategy after the loss of a cutter was to go on shore and take King Terreoboo hostage on board the Resolution as he had done before on other islands. Cook now gave up all thoughts of taking on board with the following observation to me, "We can never think of compelling him to go on board without killing a number of these people", and I believe was just going to give orders to embark, when he was interrupted by a fellow arm'd with a long Iron Spike (which they called a Pah'hoo'ah) and a Stone and threatened to throw his stone upon which Captain Cook discharg'd a load of small shot... the Capt then fir'd a ball which kill'd a Man they now made a general attack and Capt gave orders to the Marines to fire and afterwards called out "Take to the boats". I fired just after the Capt and loaded again whilst the Marines fir'd...' "A general attack with stones immediately followed, which was answered by a discharge of musquetry from the marines, and the people in the boats. The islanders, contrary to expectations of every one, stood the fire with great firmness and before the marines had time to reload, they broke in upon them with dreadful shouts and yells. What followed was a scene of utmost horror and confusion. ...Our unfortunate Commander, the last time he was seen distinctly, was standing at the water's edge, and calling out to the boats to stop firing, and to pull in. ...having turned about, to give his orders to the boats, he was stabbed in the back, and fell with his face into the water. On seeing his fall, the islanders set up a great shout, and his body was immediately dragged on shore, and surrounded by the enemy, who, snatching the dagger out of each other's hands, showed a savage eagerness to have a share in his destruction. Thus fell our great and excellent Commander!' The attack saw the death of Cook and four marines (Corporal Thomas, and Privates Hinks, Allen and Fatchett). Second Lieut. Molesworth Phillips and Private Jackson were wounded but escaped in the boats. The boats covering the landing party include the Resolution's cutter and pinnace, the latter under the Master's mate Henry Roberts, which made the most concerted attempts to take the men off, the launch under Third Lieutenant Williamson (who, controversially, interpreted Cook's signal to retreat and pulled his launch further offshore), and Lanyan's small cutter which came to assist, keeping up a fire on the beach from 30 yards offshore. 'On our first arrival, the best articles of Trade were Beads or Buttons sewed on clips of cloth to wear about their wrists, and Iron wrought into small Adzes in imitation of their own. latterly Iron Spikes from 18 inches to 2 feet long, worked in the form of their own wooden Daggers, were given. these were called Pahooah: and a few things that we set any value upon could be procured without them.' 'far the major part of these Pah'hoo'ahs with which many of the Arees are now arm'd and is their most deadly weapon, were furnish'd them by ourselves--the Arees ever seem'd very desirous of them and we troubled ourselves very little about the use they purpos'd them for.'
    From George Henry Millar's' "The new, complete, authentic, and universal system of geography ".

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    1784
    WEBBER
    Title:
    A Canoe of the Sandwich Islands, the Rowers Masked.
    Date:
    C1784
    Artist:
    John Webber (1752-1793)
    Image Size:
    260mm x 410mm
    Condition:
    In good condition
    Technique:
    Copper engraving.
    Stock Number:
    CK03E 3139 PI HAWI (C015)
    Description:

    Rare engraving from the official British Admiralty sanctioned edition of the accounts of Cook’s third and final voyage. All other later copies made of this image by other publishers were unauthorised, usually smaller and inferior in quality.

    Famous image of ten Hawaiian rowers transporting a priest who is carrying a feather-covered image of Kukailimoku, the Hawaiian god of war. The priests and paddlers are all wearing gourd masks in their double-hulled canoe with an upright lateen woven sail. Double-hulled or single-hulled outrigger canoes were the primary form of transportation in Polynesian Hawaii. The smaller canoes, like the one depicted here, were shaped from a single, great koa log harvested from upcountry rainforests where they were carved before being hauled to the coast. Each canoe typically held five or six paddlers.

    Beddie 1743-65, p.342, Joppien 3.309A, ill.p.539

    From Cook & King, A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean Undertaken by the Command of His Majesty, for Making Discoveries in the Northern Hemisphere....

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  4.  
    1784
    WEBBER
    Title:
    A Man of the Sandwich Islands, Dancing.
    Date:
    C1784
    Artist:
    John Webber (1752-1793)
    Image Size:
    250mm x 180mm
    Condition:
    In good condition.
    Technique:
    Copper engraving.
    Stock Number:
    CK03E 3027 PI HAW (C015)
    Description:

    Rare engraving from the official British Admiralty sanctioned edition of the accounts of Cook’s third and final voyage. All other later copies made of this image by other publishers were unauthorised, usually smaller and inferior in quality.

    A Hawaiian solo dancer pictured in this image is seen holding an uli'uli, a feather-covered gourd rattle. On his calves are leggings made of loose-hanging dog's teeth. Called kupe'e niho 'ilio, they weighed up to ten pounds and included as many as 1,356 teeth, adding rhythmic accompaniment to the dancer's leg movements. The tattoos on the dancer's arms and legs are an example of the elaborate decoration in Hawaii.

    Beddie 1743-62, p.342, Joppien 3.301A, ill.p.533

    From Cook & King, A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean Undertaken by the Command of His Majesty, for Making Discoveries in the Northern Hemisphere....

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  5.  
    1784
    WEBBER
    Title:
    A Man of the Sandwich Islands, in a Mask.
    Date:
    C1784
    Artist:
    John Webber (1752-1793)
    Image Size:
    288mm x 210mm
    Condition:
    In good condition
    Technique:
    Copper engraving.
    Stock Number:
    CK03E 3140 PI HAW (C015)
    Description:

    Rare engraving from the official British Admiralty sanctioned edition of the accounts of Cook’s third and final voyage. All other later copies made of this image by other publishers were unauthorised, usually smaller and inferior in quality.

    Man of one of the Hawaiian Islands in a gourd helmet, surmounted with fern fronds. The accounts do not reveal which island the native wearing the mask was from, as they had only been on two occasions when rowers in canoes had come along side of the ship.

    'is a kind of mask, made of a large gourd with holes cut in it for eyes and nose. The top was stuck full of small green twigs that, at a distance, had the appearance of an elegant waving plume, and from the lower part hung narrow strips of cloth resembling a beard. We never saw these masks worn but twice, and both times by a number of people in a canoe, who came to the side of the ships, laughing and drolling with an air of masquerading.' Cook'/King III, March 1779 p.139-140

    Beddie 1743-66, p.342, Joppien 3.311A, ill.p.541

    From Cook & King,A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean Undertaken by the Command of His Majesty, for Making Discoveries in the Northern Hemisphere....

     

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  6.  
    1784
    WEBBER
    Title:
    A Morai, in Atooi.
    Date:
    C1784
    Artist:
    John Webber (1752-1793)
    Image Size:
    270mm x 410mm
    Condition:
    In good condition.
    Technique:
    Copper engraving.
    Stock Number:
    CK03E 2200 PI HAW (C015)
    Description:

    Rare engraving from the official British Admiralty sanctioned edition of the accounts of Cook’s third and final voyage. All other later copies made of this image by other publishers were unauthorised, usually smaller and inferior in quality.

    Captain Cook arrived at Atooi (Kauai) on 19th January 1778 and stayed until 23rd January 1778.

    On the 21st January, Cook accompanied by Webber, proceeded inland from their beach side anchorage to Waimea, on the south coast of Kauai. Their intention was to examine elevated objects visible from the ship. It proved to be a morai, or temple similar to ones they had seen in Tahiti and other South Pacific islands. This structure was nearly 20-feet high and covered in a thin, light-grey cloth, which likely had ceremonial significance. The temple rested on a platform and consisted of thousands of rough-edged lava rock piled in a tight, mortarless fashion. In the center is the spindly-legged oracle tower, where the priest (kahuna) might seek counsel or pray. Carved figures with tapa and leaf offerings are seen outside thatched huts topped with pili, the tall grass that grew throughout the lowlands. In his journal, Cook took particular note of several stone objects he had observed:

    'About the middle of the Morai, there were three of these places in line. We were told three chiefs had been buried there, and before them was another that was oblong. This they called Tanga (taboo or kapu in Hawaiian) and gave us clearly to understand that three human sacrifices had been buried there, that is, one at the burial of each chief.' Cook's Journals - January 21, 1778

    Beddie 1743-33, p.341, Joppien 3.172A, ill.p.419

    From Cook & King,A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean Undertaken by the Command of His Majesty, for Making Discoveries in the Northern Hemisphere....

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    1784
    WEBBER
    Title:
    An Inland View in Atooi.
    Date:
    C1784
    Artist:
    John Webber (1752-1793)
    Image Size:
    265mm x 515mm
    Condition:
    In good condition
    Technique:
    Copper engraving.
    Stock Number:
    CK03E 2205 PI HAW (C015)
    Description:

    Rare engraving from the official British Admiralty sanctioned edition of the accounts of Cook’s third and final voyage. All other later copies made of this image by other publishers were unauthorised, usually smaller and inferior in quality.

    Captain Cook arrived at Atooi (Kauai) on 19th January 1778 and stayed until 23rd January.

    In this image in the village of Waimea, two natives are shown rolling a wooden barrel filled with water toward the beach, while a crewman, centre foreground, rolls an empty barrel toward the inland pond. Several other crewmen, muskets in hand and swords at their side, are trading with the natives. 'We no sooner landed than a trade was set on foot for hogs and potatoes, which the people gave us in exchange for nails and pieces of iron formed into something like chisels. We met with no obstructions in watering, on the contrary the Natives assisted our people to roll the casks to and from the pond.  In general, this idyllic scene represents an image of serenity and prosperity consistent with Cook's observations about the native lifestyle that he found in his travels about the islands. Cook's Journals - January 21, 1778

    Beddie 1743-35, p.341, Joppien 3.167A, ill.p.415

    From Cook & King, A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean Undertaken by the Command of His Majesty, for Making Discoveries in the Northern Hemisphere....

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  8.  
    1784
    WEBBER
    Title:
    Cimetiere D'Atooi
    Date:
    C1784
    Artist:
    John Webber (1775-1793)
    Image Size:
    245mm x 385mm
    Condition:
    In good condition, centre fold as issued.
    Stock Number:
    CK03PF PI HAW 033 (C015)
    Description:

    Captain Cook, accompanied by Webber, proceeded inland from their beach side anchorage to Waimea, on the south coast of Kauai (known then as Atooi).

    Their intention was to examine elevated objects visible from the ship. It proved to be a morai, or temple similar to ones they had seen in Tahiti and other South Pacific islands. This structure was nearly 20-feet high and covered in a thin, light-grey cloth, which likely had ceremonial significance. The temple rested on a platform and consisted of thousands of rough-edged lava rock piled in a tight, mortarless fashion. In the center is the spindly-legged oracle tower, where the priest (kahuna) might seek counsel or pray. Carved figures with tapa and leaf offerings are seen outside thatched huts topped with pili, the tall grass that grew throughout the lowlands. In his journal, Cook took particular note of several stone objects he had observed: About the middle of the Morai, there were three of these places in line. We were told three chiefs had been buried there, and before them was another that was oblong. This they called Tanga (taboo or kapu in Hawaiian) and gave us clearly to understand that three human sacrifices had been buried there, that is, one at the burial of each chief. Cook's Journal - January 21, 1778

    French edition of Cook's Third Voyage account.

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  9.  
    1784
    WEBBER
    Title:
    The Inside of the House, in the Morai, in Atooi.
    Date:
    C1784
    Artist:
    John Webber (1752-93)
    Image Size:
    178mm x 244mm
    Condition:
    In good condition
    Technique:
    Copper engraving.
    Stock Number:
    CK03E 2202 PI HAW (C015)
    Description:

    Rare engraving from the official British Admiralty sanctioned edition of the accounts of Cook’s third and final voyage. All other later copies made of this image by other publishers were unauthorised, usually smaller and inferior in quality.

    Captain Cook arrived at Atooi (Kauai) on 19th January 1778 and stayed until 23rd January.

    Showing the interior of the long house or mana in the heiau at Waimea, Kauai with carved representations of the gods. Cook reported on 21 January 1778: 'The entrance was at the middle of the side which was in the Morai, fronting it on the other side was a kind of Altar, composed of a piece of carved wood set ere(c)t and on each side the figure of a Woman carved in wood, neither very ill designed nor executed on the head of one was carved a cap like helmet worn by the ancient warriors and on the other a round cap. like the head dress at Otaheite called Tomou. These two images, which were about three feet high, they called Eatua no Veheina, Godess's, but that they worship them may be doubted, as they had no objections to our going to and examining them be this as it may, they here make some kind of offerings, as several strips of the cloth before the other piece of carving, lay a heap of a plant called [...] and by them [...]. It was obvious it had been laid there piece by piece and at different times, as there was of it in all states, from quite decayed to fresh and green. Before this place, and in the middle of the house, was an oblong space, inclosed by a low edging of stone and covered over with the thin cloth this they told us was the grave of seven chiefs. Cook, Journals III, I 270-1

    Beddie 1743-34, p.341, Joppien 3.176A, ill.p.421

    From Cook & King,A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean Undertaken by the Command of His Majesty, for Making Discoveries in the Northern Hemisphere....

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  10.  
    1784
    WEBBER
    Title:
    Various Articles, at the Sandwich Islands.
    Date:
    C1784
    Artist:
    John Webber (1752-1793)
    Image Size:
    210mm x 280mm
    Condition:
    In good condition.
    Technique:
    Copper engraving.
    Stock Number:
    CK03E 3151 PI HAW (C015)
    Description:

    Rare engraving from the official British Admiralty sanctioned edition of the accounts of Cook’s third and final voyage. All other later copies made of this image by other publishers were unauthorised, usually smaller and inferior in quality.

     

    Depicted in this image are shark tooth weapons, a boar tusk bracelet, a rattle, a dagger and an idol.

    The weapons (1 & 2), constructed from wood and set with teeth from sharks, were primarily used in hand-to-hand combat. The bracelet (5) was composed of a series of boar's tusks strung on a cord. The gourd rattle (3), filled seeds and capped with decorative featherwork, was a popular musical accompaniment to hula. The dagger, or pahoa (6), was another implement of war. The idol (4) was constructed from wicker and covered with feathers. The eyes were made from mother-of-pearl and the mouth was set with the teeth of dogs. This remarkable figure represents Kukailimoku, in his role as the god of war.

    Beddie 1743-67, p.342, Joppien 3.327A, ill.p.554

    From Cook & King, A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean Undertaken by the Command of His Majesty, for Making Discoveries in the Northern Hemisphere....

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  11.  
    1785
    WEBBER
    Title:
    Mort de Cook. [Death of Cook]
    Date:
    C1785
    Artist:
    John Webber (1752-1793)
    Image Size:
    225mm x 364mm
    Condition:
    Light yellowing to lower left margin, otherwise in good condition. With folds as issued.
    Technique:
    Original aquatint with fine strong original hand colouring.
    Stock Number:
    CK03F 001 PI HAW (C015)
    Description:

    French issue of the most famous image of the death of Cook. It is based on original sketches made by James Clevely the carpenter on board Cook's ship Resolution who was said to have been ab eye witness from on board the ship.

    SEQUENCE OF EVENTS LEADING TO COOK'S DEATH:
    Cook discovered the Hawaiian Islands on 19 January 1778, sighting the coast and anchoring in Waimea Bay. Naming the islands, the
    Sandwich Islands named after the Earl of Sandwich Cook after his stay, he soon departed in search of the north west passage but returned to Kealakekua Bay (Hawaii) on 17 January 1779. His ships sailed north again on 4 February 1779 only to return to anchor in the same bay with a damaged foremast a week later. 'We were employed the whole of the 11th, and part of the 12th, in getting out of foremast, and sending it, with the carpenters, a shore... I shall now proceed to the account of those other transactions with the natives which led, by degrees, to the fatal catastrophe of the 14th. Upon coming to anchor, we were surprised to find our reception very different from what it had been on our first arrival: no shouts, no bustle, no confusion, but a solitary bay, with only here and there a canoe stealing close along the shore.' 

    On Saturday 13 February trouble began. The armourers' tongs were stolen from the Discovery, a fleeing canoe fired on by the ships' guns, a watering party was threatened by 'Indians [who] had arm'd themselves with stones', the tongs were stolen again, and Edgar was attacked while trying to impound a canoe on the beach. At daybreak on the 14th the Discovery's great cutter was found to have been stolen and Cook ordered a blockade of the bay by the ships' boats to stop the thieves' canoes escaping. Cook took a party of marines under Lieutenant Molesworth Phillips to Kowrowa on the North shore, intending to take the Hawaiian King Kalani'opu ('Terreeoboo') back to the Resolution where he would be held until the cutter was returned. The pinnace and launch were stationed close to shore to cover Cook and his landing party. In the meantime, King had been sent to the observatories on the beach where the carpenters were working on the damaged foremast, by the village of Kakooa at the other end of the bay, and Rickman's party was out in the bay blockading the entrance. 'They walked up to the King's hut, the Captn intended to get Terreeoboo aboard, as a security for the return of the boat. When Mr Phillips went in & wak'd Terreeoboo & told him the Erono [Cook] was there, he came out, & being askd by C Cook to go on board as usual, he immediately consent'd, & walk'd towards the boat, when he was met by an old woman & some Chiefs, who (possibly suspecting something from seeing out people all Armd, & things carrying on in quite different manner from formerly,) intreat'd him not to go, but finding him at the Captns pressing desire inclin'd to go, they absolutely insisted he should not... a dispute ensued...' '...It was at this point that we first began to suspect that they were not very well dispos'd towards us, and the Marines being huddled together in the midst of an immense Mob compos'd of at least 2 or 3 thousand People, I propos'd to Capt Cook that they might be arrang'd in order along the Rocks by the Water side which he approving of, the Crowd readily made way for them and they were drawn up accordingly: we now clearly saw they were collecting their Spears &c. ...Capt Cook now gave up all thoughts of taking Terre'oboo on board with the following observation to me, "We can never think of compelling him to go on board without killing a number of these people", and I believe was just going to give orders to embark, when he was interrupted by a fellow arm'd with a long Iron Spike (which they called a Pah'hoo'ah) and a Stone and threatened to throw his stone upon which Captain Cook discharg'd a load of small shot... the Capt then fir'd a ball which kill'd a Man they now made a general attack and Capt gave orders to the Marines to fire and afterwards called out "Take to the boats". I fired just after the Capt and loaded again whilst the Marines fir'd...' "A general attack with stones immediately followed, which was answered by a discharge of musquetry from the marines, and the people in the boats. The islanders, contrary to expectations of every one, stood the fire with great firmness and before the marines had time to reload, they broke in upon them with dreadful shouts and yells. What followed was a scene of utmost horror and confusion. ...Our unfortunate Commander, the last time he was seen distinctly, was standing at the water's edge, and calling out to the boats to stop firing, and to pull in. ...having turned about, to give his orders to the boats, he was stabbed in the back, and fell with his face into the water. On seeing his fall, the islanders set up a great shout, and his body was immediately dragged on shore, and surrounded by the enemy, who, snatching the dagger out of each other's hands, showed a savage eagerness to have a share in his destruction. Thus fell our great and excellent Commander!' 

    The attack saw the death of Cook and four marines (Corporal Thomas, and Privates Hinks, Allen and Fatchett). Second Lieut. Molesworth Phillips and Private Jackson were wounded but escaped in the boats. 

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  12.  
    1785
    WEBBER
    Title:
    Pirogue des Isles Sandwich, Avec Les Rameurs Masques
    Date:
    C1785
    Artist:
    After John Webber (1775-1793)
    Image Size:
    245mm x 380mm
    Condition:
    In good condition, fold as issued.
    Technique:
    N/A
    Stock Number:
    CKF3 065 (C)
    Description:
    French edition of this famous engraving of masked rowers  at Kealakekua Bay (Hawaii).
  13.  
    1786
    BLIGH
    Title:
    Views of Sandwich Islands.
    Date:
    C1786
    Mapmaker:
    William Bligh (1754-1817)
    Image Size:
    200mm x 360mm
    Condition:
    In good condition.
    Technique:
    Copper engraving.
    Stock Number:
    ANACA PI HAW (C015)
    Description:

    Coastal profile views of the Hawaiian Islands, where Cook arrived on 26th November, 1778.

    View of the N.E. part of Mowee when the Isthmus bears W.S.W. 4 miles off shoar.

    View of the S.E. side of Owhyhee when the East Point bears N. b. W. 4 leas. distant.

    View from the (anchorage symbol) at ATOOI.

    View from the (anchorage symbol) at WOAHOO.

    View of the island AtTOOI when the Peaked Hill bears No. 14. W. 13 leas. distant.

    View of the west side of ONEEHOW as seen from the ship at (anchorage symbol).

    From Anderson, A New, Authentic, and Complete Account of Voyages Round the World

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    1787
    WEBBER
    Title:
    A Man of the Sandwich Islands Dancing.
    Date:
    C1787
    Artist:
    John Webber (1752-1793)
    Image Size:
    285mm x 190mm
    Condition:
    In good condition.
    Technique:
    Copper engraving.
    Stock Number:
    ANAAS PI HAW 999 (C015)
    Description:

    A solo Hawaiian dancer pictured in this image is seen holding an uli'uli, a feather-covered gourd rattle. On his calves are leggings made of loose-hanging dog's teeth. Called kupe'e niho 'ilio, they weighed up to ten pounds and included as many as 1,356 teeth, adding rhythmic accompaniment to the dancer's leg movements. The tattoos on the dancer's arms and legs are an example of the elaborate decoration in Hawaii.

    From Bankes, A new and authentic system of universal geography, ancients and modern including all the late and important discoveries.

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  15.  
    1790
    WEBBER
    Title:
    The Death of Captain Cook at Owhyhee, one of the Sandwich Islands, in the North Pacific Ocean.
    Date:
    C1784
    Artist:
    John Webber (1752-1793)
    Image Size:
    125mm x 180mm
    Condition:
    In good condition.
    Stock Number:
    PI HAW 1790 GRAIN (C015)
    Description:

    A reduced sized engraving of this famous scene, depicting the death of Captain James Cook.

    Cook had discovered the Hawaiian Islands on 19 January 1778, sighting the coast and anchoring in Waimea Bay and naming them the Sandwich Islands after the Earl of Sandwich. He then departed in search of a north west passage but returned to Kealakekua Bay (Hawaii) on 17 January 1779. His ships sailed north again on 4 February 1779 only to return to anchor in the same bay with a damaged foremast a week later. On the 11th Feb they spent two days removing the mast and taking it on shore and from that time a number of incidents occurred that would escalate in Cooks death.

    Cooks strategy after the loss of a cutter was to go on shore and take King Terreoboo hostage on board the Resolution, as he had done before on other islands. Cook now gave up all thoughts of taking the King on board with the following observation, 'We can never think of compelling him to go on board without killing a number of these people', and as retold by Clevelly the carpenter on board the Resolution who was an eyewitness to the events unfolding from safety of the ship stated,

    'I believe he was just going to give orders to embark, when he was interrupted by a fellow arm'd with a long Iron Spike (which they called a Pah'hoo'ah) and a Stone and threatened to throw his stone upon which Captain Cook discharg'd a load of small shot... the Capt then fir'd a ball which kill'd a Man they now made a general attack and Capt gave orders to the Marines to fire and afterwards called out "Take to the boats". I fired just after the Capt and loaded again whilst the Marines fir'd...' "A general attack with stones immediately followed, which was answered by a discharge of musquetry from the marines, and the people in the boats. The islanders, contrary to expectations of every one, stood the fire with great firmness; and before the marines had time to reload, they broke in upon them with dreadful shouts and yells. What followed was a scene of utmost horror and confusion. ...Our unfortunate Commander, the last time he was seen distinctly, was standing at the water's edge, and calling out to the boats to stop firing, and to pull in. ...having turned about, to give his orders to the boats, he was stabbed in the back, and fell with his face into the water. On seeing his fall, the islanders set up a great shout, and his body was immediately dragged on shore, and surrounded by the enemy, who, snatching the dagger out of each other's hands, showed a savage eagerness to have a share in his destruction. Thus fell our great and excellent Commander!'

    Clevelly also stated that the Hawaiians had of recent times increasingly traded iron spikes; 'On our first arrival, the best articles of Trade were Beads or Buttons sewed on clips of cloth to wear about their wrists, and Iron wrought into small Adzes in imitation of their own. latterly Iron Spikes from 18 inches to 2½ feet long, worked in the form of their own wooden Daggers, were given. these were called Pahooah: and a few things that we set any value upon could be procured without them.' 'far the major part of these Pah'hoo'ahs with which many of the Arees are now arm'd and is their most deadly weapon, were furnish'd them by ourselves--the Arees ever seem'd very desirous of them and we troubled ourselves very little about the use they purpos'd them for.'

    The attack saw the death of Cook and four marines (Corporal Thomas, and Privates Hinks, Allen and Fatchett). Second Lieut. Molesworth Phillips and Private Jackson were wounded but escaped in the boats. The boats covering the landing party include the Resolution's cutter and pinnace, the latter under the Master's mate Henry Roberts, which made the most concerted attempts to take the men off, the launch under Third Lieutenant Williamson (who, controversially, interpreted Cook's signal to retreat and pulled his launch further offshore), and Lanyan's small cutter which came to assist, keeping up a fire on the beach from 30 yards offshore.

    References: Beddie 2625

    Collections:
    National Library of Australia:  Bib ID2118070

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  16.  
    1798
    BLONDELA
    Title:
    View of the Anchorage of the Vessels, at the Island of Mowee. (Maui, Hawaii)
    Date:
    C1798
    Artist:
    Lieutenant Michel Francois Blondela (1741-1788)
    Image Size:
    195mm x 320mm
    Condition:
    In good condition.
    Technique:
    Copper engraving.
    Stock Number:
    CPLPVE 014 PI HAW (C015)
    Description:

    Rare engraved view of La Perouse's ships at anchor in present day La Perouse Bay which is located south of the Wailea-Makena.

    On the morning of May 28 1789, Captain La Perouse sighted the mountains of Hawaii and soon after, the peaks of Maui. He sailed toward Maui searching for a safe anchorage and observed that "the sea broke upon the shore with great force!" He finally anchored in a sheltered area next to an ancient lava flow, which is known today as La Perouse Bay.

    From, Charts and Plates to La Perouse's Voyage.

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  17.  
    1836
    PETIT
    Title:
    Tammeamea [Hawaii] Naba-Leba [Timor]
    Date:
    C1836
    Artist:
    Nicholas - Martin Petit (1777-1804)
    Engraver:
    J.Brodtmann
    Image Size:
    250mm x 187mm
    Condition:
    In good condition.
    Technique:
    Original hand coloured lithograph.
    Stock Number:
    ERDFCA 011 PI HAW (DRW15)
    Description:

    Left: Portrait of Kamehameha I (Tammeamea), founder of the Kingdom of Hawaii.

    Right: Portrait of Naba-Leba was based on the engraving issued in the account of the Baudin expedition. The title when first issued was: Naba-Leba Roi de Ile Solor by Nicholas Martin Petit (1777-1804)


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  18.  
    1841
    MASSELOT
    Title:
    Assemblee des Chefs Iles Sandwich en confererice avec le Commandant de la Venus.
    Date:
    C1841
    Artist:
    Louis Jules Masselot (1815-1879)
    Image Size:
    270mm x 380mm
    Condition:
    In good condition.
    Technique:
    Chine colle lithograph, hand coloured.
    Stock Number:
    VDLFLV 021 PI HAW (C015)
    Description:

    View of the meeting of Hawaiian chiefs with Dupetit-Thouars and his officers.

    The Venus had anchored off Honolulu on 8 July 1837, having sailed from Calao to check on the existence of the island of St Paul, shown on some old charts which Dupetit-Thouars decided did not exist. Upon arriving in Honolulu, Dupetit-Thouars became embroiled in the missionary controversy, as did all visitors from France. The Venus stayed in the Hawaiian Islands for two weeks before setting sail for the 'Kruzenstern Reef'. Rare.

    From Abel Dupetit-Thouars, Voyage Autour du Monde sur La Venus 1836-1839.

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  19.  
    1841
    MASSELOT
    Title:
    Scene prise dans l'ile d'Oahou (Iles Sandwich.)
    Date:
    C1841
    Artist:
    Louis Jules Masselot (1815-1879)
    Image Size:
    215mm x 235mm
    Condition:
    In good condition.
    Technique:
    Chine colle lithograph, hand coloured.
    Stock Number:
    VDLFLV 022 PI HAW (C015)
    Description:

    Scene of a group of villagers at Honolulu, Oahu Island.

    The Venus had anchored off Honolulu on 8 July 1837, having sailed from Calao to check on the existence of the island of St Paul, shown on some old charts which Dupetit-Thouars decided did not exist. Upon arriving in Honolulu, Dupetit-Thouars became embroiled in the missionary controversy, as did all visitors from France. The Venus stayed in the Hawaiian Islands for two weeks before setting sail for the 'Kruzenstern Reef'. Rare.

    From Abel Dupetit-Thouars, Voyage Autour du Monde sur La Venus 1836-1839.


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  20.  
    1841
    MASSELOT
    Title:
    Vue d'une rue d'Honoloulou Capitale des Iles Sandwich. La Reine Kinau revient du Temple des Estrangers Accompagnee de sed dames d'honneur.
    Date:
    C1841
    Artist:
    Louis Jules Masselot (1815-1879)
    Image Size:
    335mm x 520mm
    Condition:
    In good condition.
    Technique:
    Chine colle lithograph, hand coloured.
    Stock Number:
    VDLFLV 020 PI HAW (C015)
    Description:

    Famous image of Queen Kalama walking with her entourage, after having attended the missionary church in Honolulu.

    The Venus had anchored off Honolulu on 8 July 1837, having sailed from Calao to check on the existence of the island of St Paul, shown on some old charts which Dupetit-Thouars decided did not exist. Upon arriving in Honolulu, Dupetit-Thouars became embroiled in the missionary controversy, as did all visitors from France. The Venus stayed in the Hawaiian Islands for two weeks before setting sail for the 'Kruzenstern Reef'. Rare.

    From Abel Dupetit-Thouars, Voyage Autour du Monde sur La Venus 1836-1839.

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  21.  
    1845
    FISQUET
    Title:
    Monument eleve a Hawaii au Capitaine Cook, Iles Sandwich
    Date:
    C1845
    Artist:
    Theodore Auguste Fisquet (1813-1890)
    Engraver:
    Adolphe Jean Baptiste Bayot
    Image Size:
    202mm x 315mm
    Condition:
    In good condition.
    Technique:
    Lithograph.
    Stock Number:
    BONITE PI 047 (C015)
    Description:

    Very rare lithograph of Hawaii from, Voyage autour du Monde execute, pendant les annees 1836 et 1837, sur la Corvette de Sa Majeste La Bonite under the command of Auguste Nicolas Vaillant (1793-1858).

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  22.  
    1873
    UNKNOWN
    Title:
    Diamond Head, Sandwich Islands. [Hawaii]
    Date:
    C1873
    Artist:
    Unknown
    Image Size:
    75mm x 113mm
    Condition:
    In good condition
    Technique:
    Hand coloured engraving.
    Stock Number:
    ILN PI HAW 730816157A (DRW015)
    Description:

    Scarce engraving of Hawaii from the original edition of the Illustrated London News.

  23.  
    1873
    UNKNOWN
    Title:
    Pearl River, Sandwich Islands. [Hawaii]
    Date:
    C1873
    Artist:
    Unknown
    Image Size:
    75mm x 113mm
    Condition:
    In good condition
    Technique:
    Hand coloured engraving.
    Stock Number:
    ILN PI HAW 730816157B (DRW015)
    Description:

    Scarce engraving of Hawaii from the original edition of the Illustrated London News.

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