'View of the Indians of Tierra Del Fuego, with a representation of a Hut...', c 1775.

Morris

'View of the Indians of Tierra Del Fuego, with a representation of a Hut...', c 1775.
2 9 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 21cm

Description

Engraved plate by Morris after Cipriani entitled 'View of the Indians of Tierra Del Fuego, with a representation of a Hut, and their domestic mode of living'. The indigenous people of Tierra del Fuego were known as Fuegians. From 'Complete History of Captain Cook's First, Second and Third Voyages' (1784). Captain James Cook (1728-1779), the famed navigator and hydrographer, transformed the West's knowledge of the Pacific region after making three exploratory voyages there and circumnavigating the globe twice.

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