Boats of the Friendly Islands.

Boats of the Friendly Islands.

London: Boydell, 1809 (1820). A detailed view of early Fijian twin hulled boats, one in the foreground with 5 natives, with a large vessel behind complete with a dwelling and a dozen natives. The view was published in John Webber's "Views in the South Seas", which has been called "the most striking publication resulting from Cook's expeditions". (Parsons Collection 136). London. Pubd. April 1, 1809 by Boydell & Compy. No. 90 Cheapside. Vide Cook's Last Voy. Vol. II Bk. 11 Chap. IV. Impression mark 443 x 320 mm, on paper 500 x 360 mm. Colored aquatint in very good condition (sml. closed tear in margin) with accompanying letterpress (slt. creased), which describes both this plate & "A Sailing Canoe of Otaheite". The text is drawn from the published account of the voyage. Both are watermarked J. Whatman 1820. Joppien & Smith 3.73b. Item #14338

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