[Captain John Byron and landing party in the Strait of Magellan.]No.23 [lower left].
Engraving, image 200 x 400mm. 8 x 15¾". "The interview between Comodore [sic] Byron, & the Patagonians" and "Vol:1st P.27" added in old pen mss. to lower margin. Lacking margins; glued to backing sheet
Native South Americans (some on horseback) encounter members of the British expedition under John Byron (1723-1786), as marines come ashore in Chile. Two boats, each manned by one sailor, are in the surf. Smoke is billowing up at left and two Royal Navy ships are offshore far right. Plate to John Hawkesworth's 'An account of the voyages undertaken by the order of His present Majesty for making discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere, and successively performed by Commodore Byron, Captain Wallis, Captain Carteret, and Captain Cook, in the Dolphin, the Swallow, and the Endeavor...'.
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