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Man in Christmas Sound, Tierra del Fuego


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Object ID PAI4109
Description This engraving, likely after a drawing 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. This is from a drawing made between December 20-28, 1774 at Christmas Sound in Tierra Del Fuego. This is the first of two such engravings. Mounted in album with PAI4078-PAI4108, PAI4110-PAI4214.; Page 155.; No. 27.
Date made 16 Jul 1776

Artist/Maker Elder, James Basire the
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Materials engraving & etching
Measurements Secondary support: 562 mm x 404 mm; Primary support: 553 mm x 343 mm
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