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Port Sandwich in Mallicolo; Harbour of Balade in New Caledonia; Port Resolution in the Isle of Tanna


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Object ID PAI4116
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. Port Sandwich was named after the 4th Earl of Sandwich, a First Lord of the Admirality. Mounted on page with PAI4117, and in album with PAI4078-PAI4115, PAI4117-PAI4214.; Page 162.; Plate No. XI.
Date made 1 Feb 1777

Artist/Maker Strahan, William
Cadell, Thomas
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Materials etching
Measurements Sheet: 310 x 239 mm; Plate: 265 x 205 mm
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