Voyages of discovery for Captain Cook
Rural life captured
A SECOND edition copy of Thomas Dunham Whitaker’s The History and Antiquities of Craven in the County of York, with 75 engraved plates, was among antique tomes including similarly titled works relating to the “Parish of Sheffield” and the “Deanery of Doncaster” which realised £750 at Bonhams in Oxford. The official account of Yorkshire navigator Captain James Cook’s second voyage, including the first recorded crossing of the Antarctic Circle and the discoveries of Easter Island, New Hebrides and New Caledonia, written with the aid of John Douglas, made £562 at the same sale. YORKSHIRE artist Owen Bowen’s evocative rural scene, The Picnic, a country lane with a shepherd and sheep, fetched £3,081 at Tennants of Leyburn.
RURAL SCENE: This painting by Owen Bowen went for £3,081.