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A representation of the interview between Commodore Byron and the Patagonians


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Gallery locationNot on display
PeopleDepiction: Byron, John
Depiction: Patagonian Tribe

Object details:

Object ID PAI3948
Description Vice Admiral John Byron accompanied George Anson on his circumnavigation of the globe (via the Falkland Islands and through the Pacific) in the 1760s. Byron was published (along with Captain James Cook and Joseph Banks) by John Hawkesworth. Byron's mention of signs of a southern continent encouraged the immediate preparation of another expedition to the Pacific. In this work, Byron is meeting natives of Tierra del Fuego, Patagonia. Mounted in album with PAI3938-PAI3947, PAI3949-PAI4076.; Page 9.; Typewritten title stuck below image.; Plate No.23.
Date made

Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Materials engraving & etching
Measurements Sheet: 248 x 435 mm; Plate: 240 x 425 mm
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