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The graphic scene of Captain Cook besieged by Hawaians incensed at his attempt to capture their chief as a bartering totem to force them to return a missing ship's boat. A series of inappropriate decisions, probably caused by over-familiarity between the ship's crew and the Hawaians had led to this impasse and in the attempt to rescue their chief, the Hawaians stabbed Cook, killed four of the boat's crew while the other crew members fought their way back to the ship. Cook's body was torn to pieces.

Published in Alexander Hogg's Collected Voyages published in 1790.

204 x 332 mm. (Ruled line).

Copperplate engraving.

. . . The DEATH of Captn. JAMES COOK . . . OWHYHEE . . . 1779.

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