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Captain James Cook F R S


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Object ID PAI3940
Description Mounted in album with PAI3938-PAI3939, PAI3941-PAI4076.; Page 3. 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.
Date made 1 Feb 1777

Artist/Maker Elder, James Basire the
Strahan, William
Cadell, Thomas
Hodges, William
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Materials engraving
Measurements Sheet: 547 x 345 mm; Plate: 320 x 245 mm
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