John Cleveley II (British, 1747-1786) Views of the South Seas, a set of four 1. View of Huaheine, one of the Society Islands; 2. View of Morea, one of the Friendly Islands; 3. View of Charlotte Sound in New Zealand (sic, actually a view in Matavai Bay, Tahiti); 4. View of Owhyhee, one of the Sandwich Islands (also known as 'The Death of Cook') 43 x 59cm (16 15/16 x 23 1/4in) (image size)  ((4))
Lot 1
John Cleveley II
(British, 1747-1786)
Views of the South Seas, a set of four 1. View of Huaheine, one of the Society Islands;
2. View of Morea, one of the Friendly Islands;
3. View of Charlotte Sound in New Zealand (sic, actually a view in Matavai Bay, Tahiti);
4. View of Owhyhee, one of the Sandwich Islands (also known as 'The Death of Cook') 43 x 59cm (16 15/16 x 23 1/4in) (image size)
Sold for £ 1,560 (US$ 1,995) inc. premium

Lot Details
John Cleveley II (British, 1747-1786) Views of the South Seas, a set of four 1. View of Huaheine, one of the Society Islands; 2. View of Morea, one of the Friendly Islands; 3. View of Charlotte Sound in New Zealand (sic, actually a view in Matavai Bay, Tahiti); 4. View of Owhyhee, one of the Sandwich Islands (also known as 'The Death of Cook') 43 x 59cm (16 15/16 x 23 1/4in) (image size)  ((4)) John Cleveley II (British, 1747-1786) Views of the South Seas, a set of four 1. View of Huaheine, one of the Society Islands; 2. View of Morea, one of the Friendly Islands; 3. View of Charlotte Sound in New Zealand (sic, actually a view in Matavai Bay, Tahiti); 4. View of Owhyhee, one of the Sandwich Islands (also known as 'The Death of Cook') 43 x 59cm (16 15/16 x 23 1/4in) (image size)  ((4)) John Cleveley II (British, 1747-1786) Views of the South Seas, a set of four 1. View of Huaheine, one of the Society Islands; 2. View of Morea, one of the Friendly Islands; 3. View of Charlotte Sound in New Zealand (sic, actually a view in Matavai Bay, Tahiti); 4. View of Owhyhee, one of the Sandwich Islands (also known as 'The Death of Cook') 43 x 59cm (16 15/16 x 23 1/4in) (image size)  ((4))
John Cleveley II (British, 1747-1786)
Views of the South Seas, a set of four
1. View of Huaheine, one of the Society Islands;
2. View of Morea, one of the Friendly Islands;
3. View of Charlotte Sound in New Zealand (sic, actually a view in Matavai Bay, Tahiti);
4. View of Owhyhee, one of the Sandwich Islands (also known as 'The Death of Cook')
hand-coloured aquatints published by F. Jukes in 1787-88
43 x 59cm (16 15/16 x 23 1/4in) (image size)
(4)

Footnotes

  • This rare set of four aquatints relates to Cook's Third Voyage. The watercolours from which these prints were engraved were painted by James Cleveley, carpenter on HMS Resolution. According to the imprint on the aquatints, the original sketches were repainted by James's brother, John, in London.

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