Collection of drawings and engravings illustrating the voyages of Captain James Cook


This collection includes drawings by Alexander Buchan and Sydney Parkinson, the official artists employed by Joseph Bank on James Cook’s first voyage, as well as the draughtsman Herman Diedrich Spöring. It also contains prints of engravings from the published accounts of the voyages based on works by Sydney Parkinson, William Hodges and John Webber.

Full title:
A collection of Drawings by A. Buchan, S. Parkinson, and J. F. Miller, made in the Countries visited by Captain James Cook in his First Voyage [1768-1771], also of Prints published in [John] Hawksworth's Voyages of Biron [Byron], Wallis, and Cook [1773], as well as in Cook's second and third Voyages [1772-1775, 1776-1780].
Sydney Parkinson (artist)
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Public Domain
Held by
British Library
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