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Boats of the Friendly Isles

PAI4081

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Object ID PAI4081
Description This engraving, after drawings by artist William Hodges, comes from the official account of Cook's second voyage, 'A Voyage towards the South Pole', published by Strahan and Cadell in 1777. 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 Friendly Isles (now Tonga) in October of 1773 and June of 1774. This is the second of two such engravings. Mounted in album with PAI4078-PAI4080, PAI4082-PAI4214.; Page 127.; Plate No. XLII.
Date made 1 Feb 1777

Artist/Maker Strahan, William
Watts, William
Cadell, Thomas
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Materials engraving & etching
Measurements Sheet: 261 x 410 mm; Plate: 252 x 400 mm
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