C1777

A Draught Plan & Section of an Amsterdam canoe, seen in the South Seas; Shewing two in the plan......

Rare engraved map from the official British Admiralty sanctioned edition of the accounts of Cook’s second voyage. All other latercopies made of this image by other publishers were unauthorised, usually smaller and inferior in quality. Plan of an outrigger canoe … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

A Draught Plan & Section of an Amsterdam canoe, seen in the South Seas; Shewing two in the plan……

Date:

C1777

Condition:

In good condition with folds as issued.

Technique:

Copper engraving.

Image Size: 

470mm 
x 235mm
AUTHENTICITY
A Draught Plan & Section of an Amsterdam canoe, seen in the South Seas; Shewing two in the plan...... - Antique Print from 1777

Genuine antique
dated:

1777

Description:

Rare engraved map from the official British Admiralty sanctioned edition of the accounts of Cook’s second voyage. All other latercopies made of this image by other publishers were unauthorised, usually
smaller and inferior in quality.

Plan of an outrigger canoe of Tongatapu which Cook visited 2 – 8 October 1773 and then again 26 – 29 June 1774.

‘No canoes that we have seen in these seas can bear the least Comparison with these in point of neatness and workmanship’. Cook Journals II, 848

Reference; Beddie 1381-16, p.269, Joppien 2.78A, ill.p.185

From Cook’s, A Voyage Towards the South Pole, and Round the World, performed in His Majesty’s Ships the ‘Resolution’ and ‘Adventure’, In the Years 1772, 1773, 1774, and 1775.

William Hodges (1744 - 1797)

William Hodges was born in London, the only son of Ann and Charles Hodges, a blacksmith of St. James's Market London. They encouraged their son's talent for drawing and placed him in William Shipley's drawing school at Castle Court in the Strand. Joining Richard Wilson as an apprentice in 1758, he was required to assist his master 'in dead colouring and the forwarding of pictures'. A short period of study under Wilson and Cipriani at the Duke of Richmond's Gallery developed his style for classical composition. He was appointed artist on the Resolution and left Plymouth on 13 July 1772 and returned on 29 July 1775.

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