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Native weapons, including a bow, and other items including pan pipes


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Object ID PAI4063
Description This engraving, after drawings by artist William Hodges, is in John Hawkesworth's account (1773) 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. William Hodges (1744-1797) joined Cook's second expedition to the South Pacific as a draughtsman 1772-75 and was employed by the Admiralty in finishing his drawings. Cook traveled to the Marquesas in March of 1774. The drawing was likely done between the 8th and 12th of April, 1774. Mounted on page with PAI4062, and in album with PAI3938-PAI4062, PAI4064-PAI4076.; Page 111.; Plate No. XVIII.
Date made 1 Feb 1777

Artist/Maker Roberts, James
Strahan, William
Cadell, Thomas
Chapman, Charles
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Materials etching
Measurements Sheet: 228 x 188 mm; Plate: 220 x 180 mm
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