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A View of the Island of Otaheite, with several vessels of that island (first state)


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Object ID PAI3960
Description The first of three such engravings of the island of Otaheite in the South Pacific. Otaheite was originally named Port Royal Harbour in King George the Third's Island by Captain Samuel Wallis (1728-1795). This original field drawing was by Sydney Parkinson, a Scottish botanist and natural history artist employed by Joseph Banks on Captain James Cook's first Endeavor voyage to the Pacific from 1768-1771. The drawing was then engraved in John Hawkesworth's Voyages (an account of the journeys by Captain Cook, Vice Admiral John Byron, and Joseph Banks published on behalf of the Admirality in 1773). Mounted in album with PAI3938-PAI3959, PAI3961-PAI4076.; Page 21.
Date made 1770s

Artist/Maker Rooker, Edward
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Materials engraving & etching
Measurements Sheet: 273 x 435 mm; Plate: 238 x 427 mm
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