Paris: Hôtel du Thuo, 1778 & 1785. Very Good. First French Editions. [10.5x8in individual prints] Three Polynesian women in native ceremonial dress with 2 in hand-colored. Illustration of Omani who accompanied Cook as a translator and then to England in the second voyage. He was presented to George III court and London society. Omani was returned to Tahiti in the third voyage. Item #13796
John Webber (1752-1793) was the official artist that accompanied Captain Cook on the third voyage of the Resolution and Discovery, 1776-1780. This voyage was to the islands of the Pacific, Australia, the Pacific Northwest America, Alaska, Kamchatka and Hawaii.
William Hodges (1744-1797) was appointed by Cook as the artist for the Second voyage on the Resolution and the Adventure, 1772-1780. The main purpose of this voyage was to find the Antarctic continent and to further explore and chart the South Pacific Islands.