Pacific-Vanuatu-1st English Edition 1773, 1777, 1784

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    1777
    CHAPMAN
    Title:
    [Weapons, &c at Mallicollo and Tanna.]
    Date:
    C1777
    Artist:
    Charles Chapman
    Image Size:
    235mm x 180mm
    Condition:
    In good condition
    Technique:
    Copper engraving.
    Stock Number:
    CK02E 2082 PI VAN (C013)
    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

    Weapons of Mallicollo and Tanna (Malekul and Tana, Vanuatu)..

    1. A Bow

    2. Stones Worn in the nose

    3. Musical reeds, A Syrinx

    4. A club

    5. The point of an arrow

    6. The arrow entire

    References; Beddie 1381-18, p.266. Joppien 2.134A, ill.p.234

    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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    1777
    HODGES
    Title:
    Man of the Island of Mallicolo.
    Date:
    C1777
    Artist:
    William Hodges (1744-1797)
    Image Size:
    225mm x 180mm
    Condition:
    In good condition.
    Technique:
    Copper engraving.
    Stock Number:
    CK02E 2034 PI VAN (C013)
    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.

    The Resolution visited Malekula (Vanuatu) from 22 to 23 July 1774.

    Engraving depicts the head and shoulders of a bearded man. In this engraved view (the final state) the plate was reworked to remove a bow and arrow which had been on the first state of the plate, and a cloak was added.

    'They have perforated Ears, & likewise the Cartilege of the Nose is bored & they put either a Stick of two Spar or Alabastar-Stones, which are tied together, into the hold.

    References; Beddie 1381-47, p.268, Joppien pl.82, ill.p.90

    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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    1777
    HODGES
    Title:
    Man of the Island of Tanna.
    Date:
    C1777
    Artist:
    William Hodges (1744-1797)
    Image Size:
    235mm x 180mm
    Condition:
    In good condition
    Technique:
    Copper engraving.
    Stock Number:
    CK02E 2078 PI VAN (C013)
    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 was at Tana between 6 - 20 August 1774.

    Portrait of a man of Tana, on Hodges original painting a diagonal bluish stripe is depicted across the forehead and left eye; another across the nose, by rubbing over the chalk with pencil or charcoal.

    'their hair which is a good deal like what the people of the latter Island [i.e. Malekula] have. The general colours are Black and Brown, it grows to a tolerable length and is very crisp and curly: the[y] separate it into small locks and wold or cue them around with the rind of a slender plant down to about an Inch of the ends, and as the hair grows, the wolding is continued. Each of these cues or locks are something thicker than common whip Cord and looks like a parcel of small strings, hanging down from the crown of their heads.'Cooks Journal II, p.503 20 August 1774.

    References; Beddie 1381-36, p.267. Joppien p.230, ill. pl.101, p.109

    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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    1777
    HODGES
    Title:
    View in the Island of Tanna.
    Date:
    C1777
    Artist:
    William Hodges (1744-1797)
    Image Size:
    215mm x 375mm
    Condition:
    In good condition
    Technique:
    Copper engraving.
    Stock Number:
    CK02E 2063 PI VAN (C013)
    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 was at Tana between 6 - 20 August 1774, with a party going inland to the island on 10 August.

    'This day Mr. Wales, and two of three of the officers, advanced a little, for the first time, into the island. They met with a small straggling village, the inhabitants of which treated them with great civility'. Cooks Journal II, p.60-61.

    References; Beddie 1381-29, p.267. Joppien 2.132A, ill.p.232

    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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    1777
    HODGES
    Title:
    Woman of the Island of Tanna.
    Date:
    C1777
    Artist:
    William Hodges (1744-1797)
    Image Size:
    235mm x 180mm
    Condition:
    In good condition.
    Technique:
    Copper engraving.
    Stock Number:
    CK02E 2080 PI VAN (C013)
    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.

    Portrait of a woman of Tana, where Cook was between 6 - 20 August 1774.

    'The Women have all the same ornaments as Men, Nose-Stones, Earrings, Shells on the Breast & Bracelets...their heads covered with a kind of cap made of a Plantain leaf or a Mat-Basket. Few are covered, & even very young Girls have these Caps. .'Cooks Journal II, p.505 August 1774.

    References; Beddie 1381-45, p.267. Joppien pl.102,p.111

    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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5 found in Pacific-Vanuatu-1st English Edition 1773, 1777, 1784

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