C1773

[A view in the island of Otaheite; with the house or shed called tupapow, under which the dead are deposited, and a representation of the person who performs the principal part in the funeral ceremony in his peculiar dress; with a man climbing the bread-f

Artist:

John James Barralet (1747 - 1815)

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Full Title:

[A view in the island of Otaheite; with the house or shed called tupapow, under which the dead are deposited, and a representation of the person who performs the principal part in the funeral ceremony in his peculiar dress; with a man climbing the bread-f

Date:

C1773

Artist:

John James Barralet (1747 - 1815)

Condition:

In good condition with centre fold as issued.

Technique:

Copper engraving.

Image Size: 

360mm 
x 225mm

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.

Shows traditional burial rites known as a Tupapow.

Reference: Joppien 1.45B ill. pp. 110

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

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