BOXING MATCH BEFORE CAPTAIN COOK ORIGINAL PRINT (HAWAII-1770)
Offered here is an original boxing print entitled, "Boxing Match before Capt. Cook at Owhyhee (Hawaii) Sandwich Islands, Thursday, Jan 28th 1770 from an unpublished drawing by James Webber, draughtsman to the Expedition." Depicts local natives engaging in a boxing match as Captain Cook and his group look on. Published in London by Francis Edwards. This is an original print which has been professionally framed. Not creased or torn. Bold, clear image. Considerable spotting as a result of foxing from aging which does not detract from the image. Exceptionally rare and the earliest boxing print we have offered for sale. 20" x 30" print framed to 29" x 38."