To His most Sacred Majesty George III of Great Britain, France & Ireland, King Defender of the Faith, &c. &c. &c. This View of Charlotte Sound in New Zealand,in the South Seas, is most humbly Dedicatedby his Majesty's most dutiful and devoted Subject and Serv.t Tho.s Martyn.
London Published according to Act of Parliament by T. Martyn [unclear] Marlborough Street Feb.y 5 1788.
Coloured aquatint. 490 x 650mm (19¼ x 25½"). Tears, some repaired, some surface wear, particularly in the title. Damaged.
A scarce view of Captain James Cook's visit to Charlotte Sound in New Zealand, during his Third Voyage (1776-9), on which he was killed on Hawaii. The expedition landed on the 12th February 1777 and spent two weeks replenishing their stores. This scene shows the Europeans mixing with the Maori. This is one of the most famous images illustrating Captain Cook's last voyage (1776-79). The marine painter John Cleveley (1747-86) painted four scenes from sketches by his brother James, who has carpenter aboard the 'Resolution', which were then aquatinted by Francis Jukes and advertised as 'scarcely to be distinguished from the original Drawings'.
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