A Woman of Eaoo.
[London: Nicol & Cadell, n.d., c.1785.]
Engraving with very large margins. On watermarked paper. Platemark: 290 x 225mm (11½ x 8¾"). Uncut.
A plate from 'Cook's Voyage to the Pacific'. A portrait of a woman from Eaoo (Tonga), wearing a cloth wrap and a neck ornament. John Webber (1751-93) travelled with Captain Cook on the Third Voyage (1776-80) as the Official Artist of the expedition, recording the explorer's death at the hand of Hawaiian natives.
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