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Bankes's New System of Geography
(A New Royal Authentic and Complete System of Universal Geography
Antient (sic) and Modern...
)
by the Reverend Thomas Bankes, Vicar of Dixton in Monmouthshire
Edward Warren Blake, Esq. and Alexander Cook, A.M.

printed for J. Cooke, No. 17 Pater-noster-Row, London, 1787-1790

Original copperplate engravings over 220 years old • Chain-laid paper • Approx. 14½" wide x 9" high (some variation due to trimming)

(Click thumbnails for enlarged view and to assess each engraving's condition.)

THE PLATES BELOW ARE FROM CAPTAIN COOK'S VOYAGES AROUND THE WORLD

A View of Snug Cove, in Prince William's Sound  Inhabitants of Norton Sound, and their Habitations
[CAPTAIN COOK'S VOYAGES AROUND THE WORLD]

A View of Snug Cove, in Prince William's Sound [Alaska]

Inhabitants of Norton Sound, and their Habitations [Alaska]

light foxing
$75
 
View of Oonalashka and the Inhabitants, &c.
[CAPTAIN COOK'S VOYAGES AROUND THE WORLD]

View of Oonalashka and the Inhabitants, &c. [Alaska]

light age toning
$75
 
Habitations and People of Tschuktschi on the Coast of Asia  Captn Cook's Men Shooting Sea Horses [Walrus] (on the Ice) for fresh Provision
[CAPTAIN COOK'S VOYAGES AROUND THE WORLD]

Habitations and People of Tschuktschi on the Coast of Asia

Captn Cook's Men Shooting Sea Horses [Walrus] (on the Ice) for fresh Provision

light fox marks
$95
 
Winter Habitations of the Peasants of Kamtschatka  Summer Habitations of the Superior People Kamtschatka
[CAPTAIN COOK'S VOYAGES AROUND THE WORLD]

Winter Habitations of the Peasants of Kamtschatka

Summer Habitations of the Superior People Kamtschatka

paper loss and tear middle left edge, does not affect images
$75
 
A Representation of a Morai, or Burial Place at Owhyhee [Hawaii]  A View in Owhyhee, with one of the Priest's Houses [Hawaii]
[CAPTAIN COOK'S VOYAGES AROUND THE WORLD]

A Representation of a Morai, or Burial Place at Owhyhee [Hawaii]

A View in Owhyhee, with one of the Priest's Houses [Hawaii]

faint damp stain at top, just extending into top image
View in Anamooka, and the Inhabitants
[CAPTAIN COOK'S VOYAGES AROUND THE WORLD]

View in Anamooka, and the Inhabitants

 
$90
 
The Outside of a Morai, or Burial Place in Atooi  The Inside of a House, in the Morai in Atooi
[CAPTAIN COOK'S VOYAGES AROUND THE WORLD]

The Outside of a Morai, or Burial Place in Atooi

The Inside of a House, in the Morai in Atooi

light age toning of paper
A View in the Island of Huaheine, with Representations of the Ewharra no Eatua, or House of God, of a small altar with its offering, & of a Tree, called Owharra, with which the Houses are Thatched
[CAPTAIN COOK'S VOYAGES AROUND THE WORLD]

A View in the Island of Huaheine, with Representations of the Ewharra no Eatua, or House of God, of a small altar with its offering, & of a Tree, called Owharra, with which the Houses are Thatched

light age toning of paper
$85
 
A View of the New discover'd Island of Ulietea, with some of its Inhabitants, a double Canoe, and other small Craft, a Boat House with the Model of a double Canoe, &c.
[CAPTAIN COOK'S VOYAGES AROUND THE WORLD]

A View of the New discover'd Island of Ulietea, with some of its Inhabitants, a double Canoe, and other small Craft, a Boat House with the Model of a double Canoe, &c.

 
$100
 
The Natives of Otaheite [Tahiti] attacking Captn Wallis the first Disoverer of that hospitable Island  The Interview between Captn Wallis and Oberea, after Peace being established with the Natives
[CAPTAIN COOK'S VOYAGES AROUND THE WORLD]

The Natives of Otaheite [Tahiti] attacking Captn Wallis the first Disoverer of that hospitable Island

The Interview between Captn Wallis and Oberea, after Peace being established with the Natives

 
$125
 
View in the Island of Huahine, and of the Ewharra no Eatua, or House of God  View of the House or Shed called Tupapow in Otaheite [Tahiti], under which the Dead are deposited. Also the dress of the principal Mourner, and a Man climbing the Bread-fruit Tree.
[CAPTAIN COOK'S VOYAGES AROUND THE WORLD]

View in the Island of Huahine, and of the Ewharra no Eatua, or House of God

View of the House or Shed called Tupapow in Otaheite [Tahiti], under which the Dead are deposited. Also the dress of the principal Mourner, and a Man climbing the Bread-fruit Tree.

 
$95
 
Habit of a Young Woman of Otaheite [Tahiti] Dancing  Habit of a Young Woman of Otaheite [Tahiti] bringing a Present
[CAPTAIN COOK'S VOYAGES AROUND THE WORLD]

Habit of a Young Woman of Otaheite [Tahiti] Dancing

Habit of a Young Woman of Otaheite [Tahiti] bringing a Present

some age toning right margin
$125
 
A Family in Dusk Bay, New Zealand
[CAPTAIN COOK'S VOYAGES AROUND THE WORLD]

A Family in Dusk Bay, New Zealand

a couple of water drop 'stains' in title area, not terribly noticeable to the eye, but appears more prominent in the scan
$125
 
A Man of the Island of Tanna  A Woman of the Island of Tanna
[CAPTAIN COOK'S VOYAGES AROUND THE WORLD]

A Man of the Island of Tanna [Vanuatu]

A Woman of the Island of Tanna

light age toning of paper, slightly rumpled appearance, very narrow bottom margin
$50
 
View of Matavia Bay, in Otaheite [Tahiti], taken from One Tree Hill, which Tree is a New Species of the Erythrina
[CAPTAIN COOK'S VOYAGES AROUND THE WORLD]

View of Matavia Bay, in Otaheite [Tahiti], taken from One Tree Hill, which Tree is a New Species of the Erythrina

old sticky tape acidic stains in margins outside of plate impressions
(easily covered when mounted/matted)
$75
 
A Branch of the Bread-fruit tree the principal support of the native os the South Sea Islands  A Gorget worn by the Naval and Military Officers in the South Sea Islands
[CAPTAIN COOK'S VOYAGES AROUND THE WORLD]

A Branch of the Bread-fruit tree the principal support of the native os the South Sea Islands

A Gorget worn by the Naval and Military Officers in the South Sea Islands

faint damp stain upper left corner, well outside image area
$75
 
The Kanguroo [Kangaroo] an Animal found on the Coast of New Holland [Australia]  The Opossum found in the Southern extremity of New Holland [Australia]
[CAPTAIN COOK'S VOYAGES AROUND THE WORLD]

The Kanguroo [Kangaroo] an Animal found on the Coast of New Holland [Australia]

The Opossum found in the Southern extremity of New Holland [Australia]

damp stain upper right corner
$150
 
A Young Sea Otter found off the North West Coast of America  An Opossum, a Quadruped of Van Diemen's Land [Tasmania]  A White Bear [Polar Bear] found in the Pacific Ocean near Icy Cape
[CAPTAIN COOK'S VOYAGES AROUND THE WORLD]

A Young Sea Otter found off the North West Coast of America

An Opossum, a Quadruped of Van Diemen's Land [Tasmania]

A White Bear [Polar Bear] found in the Pacific Ocean near Icy Cape

note narrow left margin
$150
 
polar bear repro
[CAPTAIN COOK'S VOYAGES AROUND THE WORLD]

A White Bear [Polar Bear]

IMPORTANT NOTE: We do not normally sell reproductions of any kind. However, back in the late 1970s Darvill's Rare Print Shop commemorated the 200th anniversary of Captain James Cook's Voyages with a set of reproductions of the most famous images from those voyages. The above print is one of those 40+-year-old reproductions, made from original engravings in our possession.
Sheet size = 16x12 inches • Image size = 9.5x7 inches
$25
 
A Sea Otter
[CAPTAIN COOK'S VOYAGES AROUND THE WORLD]

A Sea Otter

IMPORTANT NOTE: We do not normally sell reproductions of any kind. However, back in the late 1970s Darvill's Rare Print Shop commemorated the 200th anniversary of Captain James Cook's Voyages with a set of reproductions of the most famous images from those voyages. The above print is one of those 40+-year-old reproductions, made from original engravings in our possession.
Sheet size = 16x12 inches • Image size = 9.5x7 inches
$15
 
   
     
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