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The Island of Otaheite bearing S E distant one League

PAI4038

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Object ID PAI4038
Description This engraving, after a drawing by artist William Hodges, is in John Hawkesworth's account of the voyages of Captain James Cook, Joseph Banks and Captain John Byron. Captain James 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. Hodges was on Cook's second voyage. Otaheite (Tahiti) was originally named Port Royal Harbour in King George the Third's Island by Captain Samuel Wallis (1728-1795). Mounted in album with PAI3938-PAI4037, PAI4039-PAI4076.; Page 87.; Plate No. LIII.
Date made 1 Feb 1777

Artist/Maker Strahan, William
Watts, William
Cadell, Thomas
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Materials engraving & etching
Measurements Sheet: 274 x 500 mm
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