W.M. Craig. Frontispiece to Volume I of Malte-Brun’s Universal Geography. Boston: Samuel Walker, 1834. Ca. 8 x 7. Engraving by J.B. Neagle. Very good condition.
A handsome allegory to Captain James Cook from Malte-Brun’s Universal Geography. The Roman goddesses of Minerva (commerce) and Fortuna (prosperity), along with a figure of Glory, honor the medallions of a number of explorers including Columbus, La Perouse, Dampier, and James Cook most prominent. A list of his discoveries lies on the ground and a ship and light house can be seen in the rear.