[Tonga] A View at Anamooka.
[London: Nicol & Cadell, n.d., c.1785.]
Engraving with large margins. Platemark: 260 x 530mm (10¼ x 20¾"). Overall bit dusty.
A plate from 'Cook's Voyage to the Pacific'. A view of a beach and an expanse of water, with many canoes with groups of men in them, on the water. A large group of figures are in a semicircle on the beach, some seated, some standing in front of a thatched roof building. Several white men are standing in the middle of the semicircle, collecting pigs and food. A horse can be seen behind the group of people. 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.
[Ref: 34302] £160.00