The Landing at Middleburgh, one of the Friendly Isles.
Publish'd Feby. 1st., 1777, by Wm. Strahan, New Street, Shoe Lane, and Thos. Cadel in the Strand, London.
Engraving, image 235 x 470mm. 9¼ x 18½". Trimmed into plate at left and right; three vertical folds.
Captain James Cook (1728 – 1779) in boat with small party of sailors coming ashore at Eua Island, Tonga; islanders greeting the Europeans, with HMS Resolution in background. Numbered 'No.LIV' lower right; from Cook's 'A voyage towards the South Pole, and round the World...' William Hodges (1744 - 1797) joined Cook's second expedition to the South Pacific as a draughtsman 1772-75 and was employed by the Admiralty in finishing his drawings, and superintending the engraving of them, upon his return.
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