Woman Of New Caledonia 18th Century Engraving
Woman of New Caledonia
Copper engraved by AW Warren and was published in the 1805 edition of The World, or the present State of the Universe.
The first printed account of the first voyage under Cook's command was this anonymously published work. Surreptitiously edited and printed by Thomas Becket only two months after the expedition returned to England, it was published almost two years before the official account by John Hawkesworth appeared. As described on the title page, the book related "various occurrences of the voyage, with descriptions of several new discovered countries in the southern hemisp" The work also provided much information about the native inhabitants encountered on the voyage, including "a concise vocabulary of the language of Otahitee" [Tahiti]
Image 5.75" x 8" Archive matted 10" x 12"
Good, given age. Browned, and with some small stains. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
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