||Inital field drawing done of the island of Huaheine near Matavia Bay on the Western side of Otaheite. This drawing was done by Sydney Parkinson, a Scottish botanical and natural history artist employed by Joseph Banks on Captain James Cook's first Endeavor voyage (1768-1771). Parkinson died at sea of epilepsy before the fleet had returned. This engraving was published in an account of the journeys of Banks, Cook, and John Byron by John Hawkesworth on behalf of the Admirality. Otaheite was originally named Port Royal Harbour in King George the Third's Island by Captain Samuel Wallis (1728-1795).
In Hawkesworth's Voyages: ''A View in the Island of Huaheine; with the Ewharra no Eatua, or House of God; a small altar with its offering; and a tree called Owharra with which houses are thatched.''
This is the first of two such etchings. Mounted in album with PAI3938-PAI3968, PAI3970-PAI4076.; Page 28.