Captain Cook and the Pacific: Art, exploration and empire by John McAleer and Nigel Rigby

31 August 2018

National Maritime museum (BHC1936)

View of the Province of Oparree [Pare], Island of Otaheite, with part of the Island of Eimeo [Moorea], c.1776, by William Hodges, an artist employed to record Captain Cook’s second voyage to the South Pacific, and “influenced by the scientific impulses of his travelling compansions”. From John McAleer and Nigel Rigby’s Captain Cook and the Pacific: Art, exploration and empire, which explores the National Maritime Museum’s Cook material (Yale/NMM, Greenwich, £35; 978-0-300-207248)

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