A view of Endeavour River, on the coast of New Holland, where the Ship was laid on shore, in Order to repair the Damage received on the Rock.
Engraving. Sheet size: 225 x 460mm (8¾ x 18¼"). Trimmed to just inside image on left & right and trimmed to platemark top & bottom. Very slight crease at centre.
An engraving by William Byrne done after a lost drawing likely by Sydney Parkinson in 1770. Parkinson was a Scottish botanist and natural history artist employed by Joseph Banks on Captain James Cook's first Endeavor voyage to the Pacific from 1768-1771. The drawing was then engraved in John Hawkesworth's Voyages (an account of the journeys by Captain Cook, Vice Admiral John Byron, and Joseph Banks published on behalf of the Admirality in 1773). Captain Cook (1728-1779) made three separate voyages to the Pacific (with the ships Endeavour, Resolution, Adventure, and Discovery) and did more than any other voyager to explore the Pacific and Southern Ocean.
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