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Title: [antique print of A Boxing Match, in Hapaee.] Vuist-gevegt van de Inboorlingen van Hapaee.
Author: Cook, Capt. J.
PlaceAndYear: Amsterdam, c. 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.

A Boxing Match, in Hapaee.
“Presently after a number of men entered the Circle or Area before us, armed with Clubs….and began to engage and continued till one or the other gave out or their weapons were broke….there were Wristling and Boxing matches; the first were performed in the same m(an)ner as at Otahiete, and the second very little different from the method practiced in England.”
Dimensions: 14.5 x 11 cm (6x), uncoloured, very good condition.
  • Number: 1013332 (8011)
  • Dealer: Speculum Orbis Nauticum

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