This print shows a view of the Indians of Terra del Fuego in their hut. Six figures with two children seated inside a hut built with trees. A fire in the centre; a woman and a boy standing on the right, holding fish in their hands.
Made by an anonymous engraver after Giovanni Battista Cipriani.
Medium: Etching / Engraving on Handlaid paper. Watermark: No.
Sheet size: 26 x 20 cm (10.24 x 7.87 inch). Image size: 17.2 x 14 cm. (6.77 x 5.51 inch).
Condition: fair, given age. Minor foxing. Stain in lower margin. Light crease in lower left corner. Ghosting from previous matting. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
TERRA DEL FUEGO-SOUTH AMERICA-NATIVES-HUT-FISH-FIRE | RB-A7-23
This attractive print was an illustration to the second volume of ‘An account of the voyages undertaken by the order of His Present Majesty for making discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere’ by John Hawkesworth (London: W Strahan & T Cadell, 1773); published state. c.1773. This is a mirror image of the original print. This print is from a later edition.
Biography artist: Giovanni Battista Cipriani (1727-1785) was a historical and decorative painter and draughtsman from Italy who worked in England. This image is about the first voyage of Captain James Cook (1728-1779). Captain Cook was an extraordinary explorer known for discovering and mapping unknown territory and for his many contributions to the scientific world. He was one of the greatest explorers of all times.