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Captain Cook landing on 'Eua Island, Tonga, welcomed by its inhabitants. Engraving by J.K. Sherwin, 1777, after W. Hodges.

  • Hodges, William, 1744-1797.
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Feb.y 1st 1777
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566186i
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London (in New Street Shoe Lane) : Wm. Strahan ; [London] (in the Strand) : Thos. Cadell, Feb.y 1st 1777.

Physical description

1 print : engraving ; image 23.3 x 47.2 cm

Lettering

The landing at Middleburgh one of the Friendly isles. Painted by W. Hodges. Engrav'd by J.K. Shirwin

References note

Rüdiger Joppien and Bernard Smith, The art of Captain Cook's voyages, vol. 2: The voyage of the Resolution and Adventure 1772-1775, New Haven and London 1985, pl. 63, pp. 70-73, 181

Lettering note

Bears number: LIV

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 566186i

Reproduction note

After a painting in the Royal Museums Greenwich (no. BHC1802). The figures in Grecian-style robes may be by J.K. Sherwin or G.B. Cipriani (Joppien and Smith, loc. cit.)

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