C1773

[A view in the island of Huaheine; with the Ewharra no Eatua, or House of God]

Artist:

John James Barralet (1747 - 1815)

$A 150

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Full Title:

[A view in the island of Huaheine; with the Ewharra no Eatua, or House of God]

Date:

C1773

Artist:

John James Barralet (1747 - 1815)

Engraver:

W.Woollett 

Condition:

In good with centre fold as issued.

Technique:

Copper engraving.

Image Size: 

365mm 
x 200mm

Description:

Rare engraving from the official British Admiralty sanctioned edition of the accounts of Cook’s first voyage. All other later copies made of this image by other publishers were unauthorised, usually smaller and inferior in quality

A small altar on the island of Huahine with an offering. At left is a tree called Owharra, with which the houses are thatched.

Leeward Islands, Society Islands.

Reference: Joppien 1.70B ill. pp. 130

From Hawkesworth, An Account of the Voyages Undertaken By the Order of His Majesty, for Making Discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere.

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