C1777

[Ornaments, weapons at New Caledonia.]

Artist:

Charles Chapman

Rare c.18th engraving of New Caledonian native implements, from the official British Admiralty sanctioned edition of the accounts of Cook’s second voyage. Cook discovered the island group of New Caledonia on 4 September 1774, which he named New Caledonia. The … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

[Ornaments, weapons at New Caledonia.]

Date:

C1777

Artist:

Charles Chapman

Condition:

In good condition. With folds as issued.

Technique:

Copper engraving.

Image Size: 

215mm 
x 402mm

Paper Size: 

430mm 
x 293mm
AUTHENTICITY
[Ornaments, weapons at New Caledonia.] - Antique Print from 1777

Genuine antique
dated:

1777

Description:

Rare c.18th engraving of New Caledonian native implements, from the official British Admiralty sanctioned edition of the accounts of Cook’s second voyage.

Cook discovered the island group of New Caledonia on 4 September 1774, which he named New Caledonia. The Resolution remained in New Caledonia from 5 to 13 September, 1774.

1. A lance
2. The ornamental part, on a larger scale.
3. A cap ornamented with feathers, and girt with a fligg.
4. A comb.
5. A becket, or piece of cord made of cocoa-nut bark, used in throwing their lances.
6. and 7. Different clubs.
8. A pick-axe used in cultivating the ground.
9. Adze.

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.

References:
Beddie, M. Bibliography of Captain James Cook, RN,FRS, Circumnavigator. Sydney 1970. 1381-20, p.266
Hill, J. The Hill Collection of Pacific Voyages. San Diego 1974 358.
Joppien,R. & Smith, B. The Art of Captain Cook’s Voyages; Vol. I, II & III. Melbourne 1985-1987. 2.140A, ill.p.241
Sabin, J. A Dictionary of Books Relating to America, from its Discovery to the Present Time. New York. (1936) 1967. 16245.

Collections:
National Library Australia: Bib ID 90039
State Library New South Wales: RECORD IDENTIFIER 74VvMokVOlGA / 74VvMoxg6JJX

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