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James Cook - "Otoo King of Tahiti" - 1777

James Cook - "Otoo King of Tahiti" - 1777

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"Otoo King of O-Taheite"

-Original Copperplate Engraving

-James Cook

-Page 9 x 12 inches (22 x 30cm)

-1777

-Good condition - Some toning and marks to page

-Verso blank

This is an original plate the official account of James Cook's 2nd Voyage published in 1777

This plate shows Otoo - the king of Tahiti

"After the success of the first voyage, the Admiralty sent Cook on a second expedition: to investigate the globe as far south as possible. “Cook earned his place in history by opening up the Pacific to western civilization and by the foundation of British Australia” (PMM). On this voyage, he also made the first crossing of the Antarctic Circle, dispelling the myth of Terra australis and hinting at another continent beyond the ice fields"

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