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The Spruce Fir of New Zeeland


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Object ID PAI4019
Description Published in John Hawkesworth's 1773 account of the voyages of Captain James Cook, Joseph Banks and Captain John Byron. Probably after a drawing by Scottish landscape artist Sydney Parkinson, appointed by Banks on Cook's first Endeavor voyage. 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. Mounted on page with PAI4020, and in album with PAI3938-PAI4018, PAI4020-PAI4076.; Page 70.; Plate No. LI.
Date made 1 Feb 1777

Artist/Maker Strahan, William
Cadell, Thomas
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Materials etching
Measurements Sheet: 245 x 195 mm; Plate: 235 x 187 mm
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