The Landing at Erramanga, one of the New Hebrides.
Publish'd Feby. 1st., 1777, Wm. Strahan, New Street, Shoe Lane, & Thos. Cadell, in the Strand, London.
Engraving, image 235 x 460mm. 9¼ x 18". Trimmed to plate on three sides; three vertical folds.
A skirmish between British sailors and marines in two boats and inhabitants of the South Pacific island of Vanuatu; HMS Resolution in background. Numbered 'No.LXII' 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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