An Account of the Voyages Undertaken by the Order of His Present Majesty, For Making Discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere. Vol. I

Date

1773

Identifier

de Beer Ec 1773 H

Publisher

London: Printed for W. Strahan and T. Cadell

Abstract

This is the first edition of John Hawkesworth’s famous chronicle of English maritime expeditions. It not only features Cook’s first voyage account, but also earlier ones by Byron, Wallis and Carteret. In this engraving by J. Hall, ‘Queen’ Purea of Tahiti extends a frond (an emblem of friendship) to Samuel Wallis and his men in July 1767. For his editorial labours, Hawkesworth was paid £6000.

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John Hawkesworth, “An Account of the Voyages Undertaken by the Order of His Present Majesty, For Making Discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere. Vol. I,” ourheritage.ac.nz | OUR Heritage, accessed May 29, 2024, https://otago.ourheritage.ac.nz/items/show/6887.