Two very old original engravings Circa 1790's. These are on the same sheet of paper and each one measures 7" x 5". The notation states......]
Engraved for BANKES's New System of GEOGRAPHY Published by Royal Authority.
The top one is notated as ...
A HUMAN SACRIFICE, in a MORAI in OTAHEITE.
The lower one is notated as..
The Body of TEE a CHIEF, as preserved after DEATH in OTAHEITE.
This engraving has a very small hole just at the end on the Chiefs litter, but otherwise the condition of both is remarkably good.
A real find for any collector of Pacific history or of course of CAPTAIN JAMES COOK.
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