'The Reception of Captain Cook in Hapaee', c 1774.

'The Reception of Captain Cook in Hapaee', c 1774.
2 8 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 20cm

Description

Engraving of a scene in Hapaee, (now known as Ha'apai, Central Tonga, one of the Friendly Islands), 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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