CLEVELEY, JOHN.

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Lot 3004
CLEVELEY, JOHN.

Sold for US$ 14,640 inc. premium
CLEVELEY, JOHN.
Views in the South Seas. London: Thomas Martyn, 1787. The complete set of four hand-colored aquatint engravings: "A View of Moorea," "A View of Huaheine," "A View of Matavai Bay," and "A View of Owyhee," by Francis Jukes after John Cleveley, each approximately 455 x 615 mm, matted. Without printed descriptions, as usual, some expert restoration, mainly to margins, a few repairs affecting image, clean and attractive.

The classic set of views from paintings John Cleveley supposedly composed from sketches made by his brother James Cleveley, carpenter aboard the Resolution. The Art of Captain Cook's Voyage, vol 3, p 216 ff.
See illustration.
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