A view of Matavia Bay in Otaheite... taken from One Tree Hill... (without title)

Otaheite was originally named Port Royal Harbour in King George the Third's Island by Captain Samuel Wallis (1728-1795). The view is taken from One Tree Hill, and the tree is a new species of the Erythrina. Sydney Parkinson (a Scottish landscape artist on Captain Cook's first Endeavor voyage from 1768-1771) made field studies of plants and animal species that were then engraved to be included in John Hawkesworth's Voyages (an account of the journeys by Captain Cook, Vice Admiral John Byron, and Joseph Banks published on behalf of the Admirality in 1773).

This is the first of two such engravings. Mounted in album with PAI3938-PAI3955, PAI3957-PAI4076.; Page 17.

Object Details

ID: PAI3956
Type: Print
Display location: Not on display
Creator: Parkinson, Sydney
Places: Unlinked place
Date made: 1760s
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Measurements: Sheet: 240 x 275 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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