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Le Isole di Sandwich..
Selling price: $3100
Capt. Cook?s daring voyages and untimely death made this one of the most famous scenes of the late 18th century.
Cassini used Cook?s Chart of the Sandwich Islands as a model for his map, which was drawn in 1779 shortly before Cook's death at the hands of Hawaiian islanders.
His representation of the Hawaiian natives is more reminiscent of the American Indians with feather headdresses and his final faux pas is to show Cook, an English naval officer, in an Italian naval officer?s uniform.
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