A Chief of New Zealand, as a specimen of the carving of that country (without title)

This chest from New Zealand is an engraving after R. Ralph done in 1771-72. It was published in John Hawkesworth's Voyages (an account of the journeys by Captain James Cook, Vice Admiral John Byron, and Joseph Banks published on behalf of the Admirality in 1773). Captain 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.

This is the first of two such engravings.
Mounted on page with PAI3983, and in album with PAI3938-PAI3981, PAI3983-PAI4076.; Page 40.

Object Details

ID: PAI3982
Type: Print
Display location: Not on display
Creator: Mrs. Ralph
Date made: 1771-1772; 1771-72
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Measurements: Sheet: 233 x 192 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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