Hodges, William, 1744-1797 :The landing at Middleburgh, one of the Friendly Isles. Painted by W. Hodges. Engraved by J. K. Shirwin. Publ.d Feb 1st 1777, by W. Strahan, New Street, Shoe Lane, and Tho.s Cadel, in the Strand, London.

Hodges, William, 1744-1797 :The landing at Middleburgh, one of the Friendly Isles. Painted by W. Hodges. Engraved by J. K. Shirwin. Publ.d Feb 1st 1777, by W. Strahan, New Street, Shoe Lane, and Tho.s Cadel, in the Strand, London.
Date
1774 - 1777
By
Hodges, William, 1744-1797
Ref
PUBL-0082-1-54
Description

Cook and his sailors in a rowboat, with Cook about to step ashore, being met by a friendly group of local people. The Resolution and Adventure can be seen moored in the distance to the left. There is a Tongan dwelling on top of a low hill to the right, and coconut palms and other vegetation surround the group of Tongans

Based on an oil painting done in August 1774 by William Hodges, artist on Cook's 2nd circumnavigation. The painting is in the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, England

Middleburgh was the name Cook gave to Eua in Tonga. The name did not last

Other Titles - Eua, Tonga

Extended Title - From: Cook, James. Voyage towards the South Pole and round the world. London, 1777. Volume I, Plate LIV (54) facing p. 193

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