C1789

View of Curtis's Islands.

Artist:

John Watts (1755 - 1801)

Curtis Island is part of the Kermadec Islands and was named by Lieutenant John Cliffe Watts, the first European to visit both Macauley and Curtis Islands which he named after two of his officers on the Lady Penrhyn in the … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

View of Curtis’s Islands.

Date:

C1789

Artist:

John Watts (1755 - 1801)

Engraver:

T. Medland 

Condition:

Slight age toning, otherwise good condition.

Technique:

Hand coloured engraving.

Image Size: 

225mm 
x 180mm
AUTHENTICITY
View of Curtis's Islands. - Antique Print from 1789

Genuine antique
dated:

1789

Description:

Curtis Island is part of the Kermadec Islands and was named by Lieutenant John Cliffe Watts, the first European to visit both Macauley and Curtis Islands which he named after two of his officers on the Lady Penrhyn in the late 1780’s.

Biography:

John Watts (1755–1801)

Watts was a Royal Navy officer who served as a midshipman on Resolution on James Cook’s third voyage to the Pacific in 1776–1780. In 1787–1789, while on leave from the navy, he sailed as a passenger on Lady Penrhyn with the First Fleet to New South Wales, and acted as supercargo on the return voyage to England via Canton.  Extracts from Watts’s journal of the First Fleet voyage appear in The Voyage of Governor Phillip to Botany Bay, as do three plates after his sketches.

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