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Tahiti. Hospitable Island Natives of Otaheite. Antique engraving c1780

Tahiti. Hospitable Island Natives of Otaheite. Antique engraving c1780

by Cook, Captain James

The Natives of Otaheite attacking Captn. Wallis the first Discoverer of that hospitable Island.

Rare antique engraving of a view from the Voyages of Captain Cook, originally published in London for Hawkesworth's Account of Captain Cook's Voyages, circa 1773. This engraving was probably from a later publication circa 1780.

The British Admiralty approved publication of Cook's Endeavour journal in 1773, together with the journals of Joseph Banks and earlier Pacific explorers in a volume edited by John Hawkesworth. An Account of the Voyages Undertaken by order of His present Majesty, for Making discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere, and Successively Performed by Commodore Byron, Captain Wallis, Captain Carteret, and Captain Cook became one of the most popular works of the eighteenth century.

There is some slight age marking of this page (priced accordingly). Clipped half page paper size is approximately 145 x 240mm (5.75 x 9.5 inches)

Stock Number: apTahCoo.2Price: $88.00

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