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Title: [Old antique print of Hawaii] Werktuigen van de Sandwich-Eilanders.
Author: Cook, Capt. J.
PlaceAndYear: Amsterdam, 1795.
Description: Captain James Cook (1728-79), explorer, circumnavigator and hydrographer. Three voyages, 1768-71, 1772-75 and 1776-79. From 1778 on printed editions of ' Captain Cook's Travels' appeared in English, Italian, French and Dutch. On his third voyage (1776- 1779) Cook caught the first sight of the Hawaiian islands on November 26, 1778 and left the archipelago on the 15th of March,1778, to return in February of 1779, where he was killed in a skirmish on February 14th. Various Articles at the Sandwich Islands. Depicted in this image are shark tooth weapons, a boar tusk bracelet, a rattle, a dagger and an idol. The weapons, constructed from wood and set with teeth from sharks, were primarily used in hand-to-hand combat. The bracelet was composed of a series of boar's tusks strung on a cord. The gourd rattle, filled with seeds and capped with decorative featherwork, was a popular musical accompaniment to hula. The dagger (pahoa) was another implement of war. The idol was constructed from wicker and covered with feathers. The eyes were made from mother-of-pearl and the mouth was set with the teeth of dogs. This remarkable figure represents Kukailimoku, in his role as the god of war.
Dimensions: 145 x 100 mm
Colouring: uncoloured
Condition: excellent condition.
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  • Number: 1010564 (7503)
  • Dealer: Speculum Orbis Nauticum







 
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