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Easter Island


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Object ID PAI4076
Description This chart is in John Hawkesworth's account (1773) of the voyages of Captain James Cook, Joseph Banks and Captain John Byron. 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. Cook traveled to Easter Island in March of 1774. Mounted on page with PAI4075, and in album with PAI3938-PAI4075.; Page 123.; Plate No. IX.
Date made 1 Feb 1777

Artist/Maker Strahan, William
Cadell, Thomas
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Materials etching
Measurements Sheet: 290 x 246 mm; Plate: 230 x 218 mm
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