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The island of Tongatapu (Tonga), visited by Cook on his second voyage, 1772-1775. Engraving by W. Byrne, 1777, after W. Hodges.

  • Hodges, William, 1744-1797.
Date
Feb.y 1st 1777
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566171i
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Description

Thatched houses and a local man on the right, chickens and boars in the foreground

Publication/Creation

London (in New Street Shoe Lane) : Wm. Strahan ; [London] (in the Strand) : Thos. Cadell, Feb.y 1st 1777.

Physical description

1 print : engraving ; platemark 26.6 x 40.5 cm

Lettering

A view in the island of Rotterdam. Drawn from nature by W. Hodges. Engrav'd by W. Byrne

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. 76, p. 86

Lettering note

Bears number: XLIII

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 566171i

Reproduction note

After a drawing of Tongatapu (Amsterdam Island), October 1773, not of Nomuka (Rotterdam Island), but used to represent Nomuka as the two islands had similar terrain and features (Joppien and Smith, loc. cit. and pp. 182-183)

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