View of Matavia Bay in Otaheite taken from One Tree Hill

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).

Mounted in Album PAJ2143, with PAJ2145 - PAJ2206.

Object Details

ID: PAJ2148
Type: Print
Display location: Not on display
Date made: 1760s
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Measurements: Sheet: 199 x 252 mm
Parts: Plates of Cook's Voyages - Voyage 1 (Album)

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