Attractive large portrait of Captain Cook. The portrait is was painted and engraved by Thornton and is the fronticipiece to Anderson's Large Folio Edition of the Whole of Captn Cook's Voyages &c. Complete. . The decorative portrait includes the details of Cook's 3 voyages between 1768 and 1780, including a note regarding his having been Unfortunately Killed by the Savages on the Island, Owhyee Feby. 14th 1779.
Alexander Hogg was a publisher active in London from 1778 to 1824. He worked under the sign of the Kings Arms on Paternoster Row. He is especially known for publishing architectural and historical prints, as well as maps.