Ōtago, a young man encountered by Captain Cook in Tonga on his second voyage. Engraving by J.K. Sherwin, 1777, after W. Hodges.

  • Hodges, William, 1744-1797.
Feb.y 1st 1777
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Ōtago,also known as Ataongo, son of the Kanokupolu of Tongatapu (Joppien and Smith, loc. cit.). In the present engraving he holds a dagger in his right hand


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

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1 print : engraving ; image 23.2 x 18.6 cm


Otago. Drawn from nature by W. Hodges. Engrav'd by J.K. Sherwin. Bears number: XL

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, p. 68, plate 59, after drawing no. 2.175, p. 183 (October 1773)


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