C1777

The Landing at Mallicolo, one of the New Hebrides.

Rare engraving of Malekul, from the official British Admiralty sanctioned edition of the accounts of Cook’s second voyage. The Resolution visited Malekul from 22 to 23 July 1774. In this view Cook is depicted handing his musket to an officer, … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

The Landing at Mallicolo, one of the New Hebrides.

Date:

C1777

Condition:

Narrow left margin and folds as issued, otherwise in good condition

Technique:

Hand coloured copper engraving.

Image Size: 

460mm 
x 240mm

Paper Size: 

479mm 
x 285mm
AUTHENTICITY
The Landing at Mallicolo, one of the New Hebrides. - Antique View from 1777

Genuine antique
dated:

1777

Description:

Rare engraving of Malekul, from the official British Admiralty sanctioned edition of the accounts of Cook’s second voyage.

The Resolution visited Malekul from 22 to 23 July 1774. In this view Cook is depicted handing his musket to an officer, enabling him to accept the green palm branch signifying peace; the Malekulans are depicted wearing the yelau (penis case) tied up to a belt worn about the waist. Cook Journals II, 461-2, 22 July 1774.)

‘Their signs of Friendship is a green branch and sprinkling water with the hand over the head’.

References; Beddie 1381-60, p.269, Joppien 2.126A, ill.p.225

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.

William Hodges (1744 - 1797)

William Hodges was born in London, the only son of Ann and Charles Hodges, a blacksmith of St. James's Market London. They encouraged their son's talent for drawing and placed him in William Shipley's drawing school at Castle Court in the Strand. Joining Richard Wilson as an apprentice in 1758, he was required to assist his master 'in dead colouring and the forwarding of pictures'. A short period of study under Wilson and Cipriani at the Duke of Richmond's Gallery developed his style for classical composition. He was appointed artist on the Resolution and left Plymouth on 13 July 1772 and returned on 29 July 1775.

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