C1773

[A fortified town or village called a Hippah, built on a perforated rock at Tolaga, New Zealand].

View of Te Puta o Paretauhinu at Mercury Bay not Tolaga Bay, from James Cook’s voyage in the Endeavour. From the official British Admiralty sanctioned edition of the accounts of Cook’s firstvoyage and the first and most superior issue of … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

[A fortified town or village called a Hippah, built on a perforated rock at Tolaga, New Zealand].

Date:

C1773

Condition:

In good condition, with folds as issued.

Technique:

Copper engraving.

Image Size: 

250mm 
x 193mm

Paper Size: 

288mm 
x 293mm
AUTHENTICITY
[A fortified town or village called a Hippah, built on a perforated rock at Tolaga, New Zealand]. - Antique View from 1773

Genuine antique
dated:

1773

Description:

View of Te Puta o Paretauhinu at Mercury Bay not Tolaga Bay, from James Cook’s voyage in the Endeavour.

From the official British Admiralty sanctioned edition of the accounts of Cook’s firstvoyage and the first and most superior issue of this engraving.

 ‘After breakfast we all went ashore to see an Indian Fort or Eppah.. We went to a bay where were two, we landed first near a small one the most beautifuly romantick thing I ever saw. It was built on a small rock detached from the main and surroundd at high water, the top of this was fencd round with rails after their manner but was not large enough to contain above 5 or 6 houses; the whole appeared totally inaccessible to any animal who was not furnished with wings.’
Banks, Journal I, 431-1, 12 November 1769.

From Hawkesworth, An Account of the Voyages Undertaken by the Order of His Present Majesty for Making Discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere,…

References:
Joppien,R. & Smith, B. The Art of Captain Cook's Voyages; Vol. I, II & III. Melbourne 1985-1987: 1.122B pp. 180.
Beddie, M. Bibliography of Captain James Cook, RN,FRS, Circumnavigator. Sydney 1970: 932.


Collections:
Stanford Library: List number 3403.040
National Library Australia: Bib ID 208455
Royal Museum Greenwich: ID: PAI3978
National Library New Zealand: Ref A-111-011-c
David Rumsey Collection: List No: 3403.040

James Cook (1728 - 1779)

Cook was the most important navigator of the Age of Enlightenment, a period that saw the mystery of the Southland resolved, the discovery of New Zealand, Hawaii, numerous Pacific Islands and confirmation that a Northwest Passage did not exist. Cook was born in Yorkshire, England, the son of a Scottish labourer and apprenticeship for three years under John Walker, a Quaker coal-shipper of Whitby. In 1755 Walker offered him a command, but instead Cook joined HMS Eagle and within a month was master's mate. After two years on the Channel service, he was promoted master of the Pembroke, and in 1758 crossed the Atlantic in her and took part in the siege of Louisburg and the survey of the St Lawrence River that led to the capture of Quebec. Returning to England in 1762 he married Elizabeth Batts (1742-1832?) of Shadwell, whom he was to rarely see in the ensuing years at sea. Cook then famously commanded three voyages that ended with his death on the island of Hawaii on 14 February 1779.

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Herman Diedrich Spöring (1730 - 1771)

Spöring joined Captain Cook's first voyage on the Endeavour on 23 July 1768. He was initially employed as Official Secretary, but took over the duties of landscape artist Alexander Buchan after he died in 1769. Spöring also completed many botanical and zoological drawings to for Joseph Banks, whom he had befriended at the British Museum prior to sailing. Spöring possibly studied medicine at the University of Åbo (1748-1753) and surgery at the University of Stockholm. He was also a talented watchmaker which proved useful on the Endeavour where he was able to repair delicate sailing instruments.

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