‘FIATOOKA OF KERKHOF VAN HET EILAND VAN TONGATABOO.’
This print shows the ceremonial burial grounds on the island of Tongatapu, the main island of Tonga. Cook returned to Tongatapu on his 3d voyage inbetween june-july 1777. He recorded visiting the burial grounds in his journal. The image originally appeared in the official account of Cook’s third voyage.
Made by an anonymous engraver after Cook.
Etching / engraving on handlaid (verge) paper. Watermark: No.
Sheet size: 39 x 24 cm (15.35 x 9.45 inch). Image size: 35.5 x 22 cm. (13.98 x 8.66 inch).
Condition: good, given age. Fold in lower right corner. Stains lower margin. Upper margin missing. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
This attractive print was published ca.1780 in an ed. of Cook’s Voyages.