Captn James King LLD FRS

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. King served under Captain Cook on his third voyage (with ships Resolution and Discovery) on an expedition to the Pacific with the purpose 'that an attempt should be made to find out a Northern Passage by Sea from the Pacific to the Atlantic Ocean.' After Cook was killed in Hawaii in 1779, Captain King helped lead the fleet and complete Cook's account of the voyage. Mounted in album with PAI3938-PAI3944, PAI3946-PAI4076.; Page 6.; No.3.

Object Details

ID: PAI3945
Type: Print
Display location: Not on display
Creator: Webber, John; Bartolozzi, Francesco
Date made: 4 Jun 1784
People: King, James
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Measurements: Sheet: 404 x 277 mm; Plate: 305 x 227 mm
Parts: Atlas to Cook's Voyages Vol I 1773-1777. (Illustrations are from Hawkesworth's 'Voyages to the Southern Hemisphere', all volumes, and Cook [ed. Douglas] 'A Voyage towards the South Pole... ' [1773-75], page 70 onwards) (Album)

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