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The Inside of a Hippah, in New Zealand


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User collections Captain Cook's Third Voyage by NMMCollections
Gallery locationNot on display
PeopleArtist: Webber, John
Engraver: Pouncy, Benjamin Thomas

Object details:

Object ID PAI3897
Description This engraving is after a drawing by John Webber from John Hawkesworth's account (1773) of the voyages of Captain James Cook, Joseph Banks and Captain John Byron. Captain James Cook (1728-1779) made three separate voyages to the Pacific (with the ships Endeavour, Resolution, Adventure, and Discovery) and did more than any other voyager to explore the Pacific and Southern Ocean. Cook not only encountered Pacific cultures for the first time, but also assembled the first large-scale collections of Pacific objects to be brought back to Europe. He was killed in Hawaii in 1779. A hippah was the housing for the Maori people of New Zealand. Loosely bound in album with PAI3893-PAI3896, PAI3898-PAI3936.; Plate No.10.
Date made 1777

Artist/Maker Webber, John
Pouncy, Benjamin Thomas
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Materials engraving & etching
Measurements Plate: 255 x 406 mm; Sheet: 390 x 535 mm
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