This print shows a scene of Hawaiian men paddling canoes, including an outrigger canoe with a sail, in Hawaiian harbour; the outrigger canoe carries carvings as gifts for Captain Cook, and Tereoboo, King of Hawaii; mountains in the background.
Made by William Grainger after John Webber .
Medium: Etching / Engraving on wove (vellin) paper. Watermark: No.
Sheet size: 26 x 20.5 cm (10.24 x 8.07 inch). Image size: 17.8 x 13.5 cm. (7.01 x 5.31 inch).
Condition: good, given age. Small tear in lower margin and right uppr corner been restored. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
TERREEOBOO-HAWAII-PADDLING CANOES- COOK-NATIVE AMERICAN-MAN | RB-A7-23
This attractive print was published in: “A voyage to the Pacific Ocean”, James Cook. A reverse copy of the plate by B.T. Pouncy. Also found as a plate from: A new, royal, authentic and complete system of universal geography. London, 1790. This print is from a later edition.
Biography engraver: William Grainger (1765-1809) was a British engraver.
Biography artist: John Webber (1752-1793) was the official artist for the third voyage of Captain James Cook (1728-1779). The purpose of this voyage was to discover the Northwest Passage and to explore the Pacific Ocean north of the Equator. Captain Cook was an extraordinary explorer known for discovering and mapping unknown territory and for his many contributions to the scientific world. This original engraving from Webber’s drawings and paintings are only a glimpse into this great man’s historical contributions that make him one of the greatest explorers of all times.