||This chest from New Zealand is an engraving after R. Ralph done in 1771-72. It was published in John Hawkesworth's Voyages (an account of the journeys by Captain James Cook, Vice Admiral John Byron, and Joseph Banks published on behalf of the Admirality in 1773). Captain 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.
This is the seconf of two such etchings.
Mounted on page with PAI3982, and in album with PAI3938-PAI3982, PAI3984-PAI4076.; Page 40.; Typewritten title stuck below image.; Plate. No.15.