C1777

[Ornaments, weapons &c at New Caledonia.]

Artist:

Charles Chapman

Rare engraving from the official British Admiralty sanctioned edition of the accounts of Cook’s second voyage. All other later copies made of this image by other publishers were unauthorised, usually smaller and inferior in quality. Cook discovered the island group … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

[Ornaments, weapons &c at New Caledonia.]

Date:

C1777

Artist:

Charles Chapman

Condition:

In good condition with folds as issued.

Technique:

Copper engraving.

Image Size: 

215mm 
x 402mm
AUTHENTICITY
[Ornaments, weapons &c at New Caledonia.] - Antique Print from 1777

Genuine antique
dated:

1777

Description:

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

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.

References; Beddie 1381-20, p.266 Joppien 2.140A, ill.p.241

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.

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