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Inside of a Hippah, in New Zealand (title in pencil)


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Object ID PAI4131
Description This engraving after a drawing by John Webber comes from the official account of Cook's third voyage, 'A voyage to the Pacific Ocean', published by Scatcherd and Whitaker in 1784. 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. A hippah was the housing for the Maori people of New Zealand. Mounted in album with PAI4078-PAI4130, PAI4132-PAI4214.; Page 175.
Date made 1777

Artist/Maker Webber, John
Pouncy, Benjamin Thomas
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Materials engraving & etching
Measurements Sheet: 277 x 420 mm; Plate: 407 x 252 mm
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