C1785

Un Homme De Mangea

Rare engraving from the French edition of Cook’s voyages. Cook reconnoitered the reef surrounding Mangaia, one of the Cook Islands, on 29 March 1777, as no landing was made but on the following day, a canoe with paddlers came out … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Un Homme De Mangea

Date:

C1785

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Copper engraving.

Image Size: 

185mm 
x 240mm

Paper Size: 

198mm 
x 270mm
AUTHENTICITY
Un Homme De Mangea - Antique Print from 1785

Genuine antique
dated:

1785

Description:

Rare engraving from the French edition of Cook’s voyages.

Cook reconnoitered the reef surrounding Mangaia, one of the Cook
Islands, on 29 March 1777, as no landing was made but on the following
day, a canoe with paddlers came out to meet the ships.  ‘At length when
they had perceived we were going to the Ships they all left us except
the man we had in the boat, he tho not without evident signs of fear,
accompaned us on board’ Cook’s Journals III, I, 89. The portrait was a native called Mou’rooa where through Omai’s services he was questioned about his island.

From Cook & King, Troisième Voyage de Cook, ou Voyage à l’Océan Pacifique.

John Webber (1752 - 1793)

Official artist on Cook's third and last voyage. The reasons for the voyage were to return Omai and explore the possibility of a north-west passage along the North American continent. Webber was required to "give a more perfect idea thereof than can be formed by written description." Webber's oeuvre from the voyage was the most comprehensive record of sights in the Pacific region ever produced.

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