A view in the Island of Huaheine, with the Ewharra no Eatua, or House of God, a small altar with its offering, and a tree called Owharra with which the houses are thatched

Inital field drawing done of the island of Huaheine near Matavia Bay on the Western side of Otaheite. This drawing was done by Sydney Parkinson, a Scottish botanical and natural history artist employed by Joseph Banks on Captain James Cook's first Endeavor voyage (1768-1771). Parkinson died at sea of epilepsy before the fleet had returned. This engraving was published in an account of the journeys of Banks, Cook, and John Byron by John Hawkesworth on behalf of the Admirality. Otaheite was originally named Port Royal Harbour in King George the Third's Island by Captain Samuel Wallis (1728-1795).

In Hawkesworth's Voyages: ''A View in the Island of Huaheine; with the Ewharra no Eatua, or House of God; a small altar with its offering; and a tree called Owharra with which houses are thatched.''

This is the second of two such etchings. Mounted in album PAI3937 with PAI3938 - PAI3969, PAI3971 - PAI4076. Page 29.

Object Details

ID: PAI3970
Type: Print
Display location: Not on display
Creator: Woollett, William; Parkinson, Sydney
Places: Unlinked place
Date made: 1773-1775
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Measurements: Secondary support: 410 mm x 570 mm; Primary support: 247 mm x 396 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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