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Sketch of the Marquesas de Mendoca

PAI4075

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Object ID PAI4075
Description This chart 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. The Marquesas de Mendoca are in French Polynesia and Cook first traveled there in March of 1774. Mounted on page with PAI4076, and in album with PAI3938-PAI4074, PAI4076.; Page 123.; Plate No. V.
Date made 1 Feb 1777

Artist/Maker Russell, John
Strahan, William
Cadell, Thomas
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Materials etching
Measurements Sheet: 291 x 212 mm; Plate: 200 x 177 mm
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