Ellis, William Wade, d 1785 :Royal canoe of Anamooka or Rotterdam, one of the Friendly Isles in the South Seas. See Ellis's Voyage Vol 1. page 70. [May 1777]

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A view of a large double canoe (tongiaki), with mast and triangular sail, and a deck-house or covered platform. There is a pole at the rear on a raking angle and the canoe contains around 20 people. Paulaho's canoe was described as sighted on 27 May 1777 in Cook's Journals Joppien / Smith number for this drawing is 3.53 Detailed catalogue prepared by the South Sea Library London, accompanies drawings in box A-264 Other Titles - The Royal canoe of Anamooka. (Nomuka, Tonga) Inscriptions: Recto - beneath image - title in ink. Also 'W. Ellis fecit' in ink lower right Drawn on Cook's third circumnavigation Quantity: 1 drawing(s). Physical Description: Pencil on laid paper, 306 x 190 mm Provenance: Astley family; sold 1974.
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1 drawing(s), Works of art, Pencil works, Pencil on laid paper, 306 x 190 mm, Orientation: Vertical image, Watermark: GR under a crown surrounded by wreaths in a circle
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