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Le Isole di Sandwich Original Antique Print

Published in 1798 by Giovanni Maria Cassini in Rome. One of the most coveted and certainly the most decorative maps of Hawaii produced in the 18th century, this rare cartographic gem by Giovanni Maria Cassini is the only map to show the death of Cook in its cartouche. Based on the original charting by Cook and Bligh, Cassini records the tracks of the ‘Resolution’ around the islands.

Frame: 28” x 32”

Document: 14 3/4” x 20”

About the Collector
Dr. Ray Cook

Dr. Ray Cook practiced medicine in Wichita, Kansas for more than 38 years. He was born in the South, developing an affinity for history and the Civil War. Over his life-time, Dr. Cook gathered a collection of presidential documents, books, and other works on paper related to his interest in history. This rare collection is now being offered at auction.

 

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