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sold by: R. Ackerman Jr. & Mr. Birdsall
Support: 13.600 x 19.300 cm (sheet)
Scope and content
The etching is a representation of one side of a medal that was struck in 1784 by the Royal Society in honour of Captain Cook. The other side of the medal showed an allegory of Great Britain. It is this side that illustrates the title page of the second volume of the second edition of A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean.
The image of Captain James Cook is found in A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean, second edition/ by Captain James Cook F.R.S./ London: G. Nicol and T. Cadell, 1785, Volume one, frontispiece.
See acc. no. 1991-265-7X.
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1991-265 X DAP
Credit: Library and Archives Canada, Acc. No. 1991-265-6
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