The Death of Captain Cook Original Antique Print

Published in 1785 by Strahan & Cadell in London. Engraved by Bartolozzi and Byrne as a sentiment addendum to Cooks Last (third) Voyage, “The Death of Captain Cook” is the rarest of all Cook’s folio plates. Francesco Bartolozzi (1725-1815) was the master engraver that supervised the creation of the plates published in Cook’s Voyages. His work, as featured on this plate, is thought by many to be the best work in the entire edition.

Frame: 28 1/2” x 25” Document: 10” x 15”

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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