1790 English Hawaii Print A View of Karakakooa in Owyee by Webber (CsB)1878
Cook had entered the bay on 17 January 1779 and stayed until March 1779 This remarkable engraving includes many fascinating details, including the first view of a surfboard (lower left), as well as a view of the palm-lined village on shore. Cook's ships remained for five weeks while repairs were made to the masts and rigging as well as the replenishment of the ships' stores. At eleven o'clock in the forenoon, we anchored in the bay in thirteen fathoms water, over a sandy bottom, and about a quarter of a mile from the North East shore.. The ships continued to be crowded with much natives and were surrounded by a multitude of canoes. I had nowhere, in the course of my voyages, seen so numerous a body of people assembled at one place. For, besides those who had come off to us in canoes, all the shore of the bay was covered with spectators, and many hundreds were swimming round the ships like shoals of fish. We could not but be struck with the singularity of this scene. Cook's Journals, III, 2,1175 Hawaiian legends had predicted that Lono, one of the four primary gods of the Hawaiian pantheon, would one day return to Hawai'i on floating islands. The Discovery and Resolution, far larger than even the largest Hawaiian voyaging canoes, might well have been mistaken for floating islands as they sailed offshore. Many believe that Cook was treated with respectful deference as he was probably thought to be the returning Lono.
From, Alexander Hogg, New, Authentic, and Complete Collection of Voyages Round the World. Account of Captain Cook's first, second, third and last voyages.
The condition is described above for more information please check the photos. This is one of a large group of prints that was consigned with us from the collection of a well known business in Honolulu. The pieces were hanging in a air-conditioned environment out of direct sunlight since the 1970s. They were consigned with us due to a redesigning of the office space. The values were established via the Senior Fine Arts appraiser in Honolulu in a recent appraisal and reflect the current fair market value.
Print 8.5 inches x 14.75 inches. Frame 21.5 inches x 26.5 inches. E m ail me with questions!!!
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- Size: Medium (up to 36in.)
- Artist: John Webber (1751-1793)
- Style: Antique
- Listed By: Dealer or Reseller
- Printing Technique: Engraving
- Quantity Type: Multi-Piece Work
- Medium: Engraving
- Date of Creation: 1790
- Year: 1790
- Features: Framed
- Width (Inches): 20
- Color: Hand-colored
- Subject: Seascape/ Nautical
- Originality: Original
- Height (Inches): 9
- Print Surface: Paper