||This engraving, probably done after sketches by either Sydney Parkinson or Alexander Buchan, is shown in John Hawkesworth's 1773 account of the voyages of Captain James Cook, Joseph Banks and Captain John Byron.
Buchan and Parkinson were artists on Captain Cook's first voyage. Captain Cook 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 in album with PAI3938-PAI4029, PAI4031-PAI4076.; Page 79.; Plate No. XXIV.