CLEVERLY, J. Group of 4 hand-colored aquatints, sight of each 16 x 22 1/2 inches. Framed.
Very fine impressions, with fresh colors, of these extraordinary views from Cook's voyage. The scenes are finely detailed and beautiful depictions of Cook's encounters in the South Seas. They include his artist's idylic views of paradise with tall ships and native craft, peaks in the distance, amidst nature's purest beauty. Also among the four is one of the finest and most dramatic color renderings of the death of Cook at Hawaii. (4)