Título: A NIGHT DANCE BY MEN IN HAPAEE
Año de publicación: 1784
Uncoloured engraving from the Atlas of the official account of Captain Cooks Third Voyage. From the drawing by John Webber, artist on the voyage A large group of dancers entertain Cook and his crew. Afterwards Cook impressed the Tongans with a firework display, so much so that they call;ed off an intended ambush. Cook's third voyage was unprecedented in the amount of money spent on publication, with no expense spared on production of the plates. As Sir Joseph Banks said, the expenditure was 'to contribute much to the ornament of the work as our plates are far better engravd than preceding ones.the publick have a right t6o that indulgence. 25 x 41cm. A fine large margin copy. N° de ref. de la librería 171689
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