Hodges, William, 1744-1797 :Afia-too-ca ; a burying place in the Isle of Amsterdam / drawn from nature by W. Hodges ; engrav'd by W. Byrne. - London ; Strahan, 1777.

Hodges, William, 1744-1797 :Afia-too-ca ; a burying place in the Isle of Amsterdam / drawn from nature by W. Hodges ; engrav'd by W. Byrne. - London ; Strahan, 1777.
Date
1777 - 1773 - 1774
By
Hodges, William, 1744-1797; Byrne, William, 1743-1805
Ref
C-051-022
Description

View into a clearing in Tongatapu, with palm trees and other vegetation. A Tongan man is carrying fruit tied to a stick, on the left. Two people are seated near an open-sided dwelling, centre and right. In the distance is the building used for burials. The scene was recorded during the visit by Captain Cook, 1773-1774

No original drawing for this print is known to have survived. Amsterdam Island is now an obsolete name and the island has reverted to its original Tongan name, Tongatapu.

Other Titles - Tonga

Extended Title - Published in: Cook, J. A voyage towards the South Pole. (London, 1777) Pl. 27, p. 183.

Quantity: 1 colour art print(s).

Physical Description: Engraving, hand-col., 262 x 407 mm on sheet 330 x 480 mm

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Format
1 colour art print(s), Works of art, Engravings, Engraving, hand-col., 262 x 407 mm on sheet 330 x 480 mm, Orientation: Horizontal image
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