Sydney PARKINSONJohn James BARRALETWilliam STRAHANThomas CADELL, A view of Matavia Bay in Otaheite Enlarge 1 /1


England 1745 – At sea 1771

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Ireland 1747 – United States of America 1815

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  • America from 1795


1715 – 1785



1742 – 1802


A view of Matavia Bay in Otaheite [A view of Matavai Bay in Otaheite; called by Captain Wallis, Port Royal Harbour in King George the Third’s Island. The view is taken from One Tree Hill, and the tree is a new species of the Erythrina] c.1773 Title Notes: Voyage I
Page: plate 5
Place made: London, Greater London, England
Materials & Technique: prints, books, ink; paper engraving and etching, printed in black ink, from one copper plate Support: thin smooth cream paper subsequently affixed to backing sheet of thin smooth cream laid paper
Manufacturer's Mark: watermark centre of backing sheet, 'JW HAIMAN'.
Edition State: working state
Impression: proof before letters
Edition: print run unknown

Primary Insc: no inscriptions
Secondary Insc: no inscriptions
Tertiary Insc: Inscribed with voyage number upper right of backing sheet in black pencil, '1 [enclosed in circle]'. Inscribed with plate number lower right of backing sheet in black pencil, '5'.
Dimensions: printed image 20.0 h x 25.2 w sheet 23.2 h x 27.4 w backing sheet 62.6 h x 38.0 w
Acknowledgement: Purchased 2013
Accession No: NGA 2013.4129.9.5
Subject: Voyages of exploration and discovery 1600-1900: English
  • Collection of Charles Hoare (1767-1851) of Luscombe, Devon, England, grandson of Henry Hoare of Stourhead, Wiltshire and a partner in the family bank Hoare & Co. [Bookplate]
  • ? Hoare family library, Stourhead, Wiltshire
  • Unknown collection.
  • Collection of John D. Altmann (1919-1996).
  • At auction, 'Rare books and manuscripts', Melbourne: Christie's Australia, 28 November 1996, lot626 (ill.) estimate $30-40,000.
  • With Hordern House Rare Books, Sydney.
  • Purchased by the National Gallery of Australia, from Hordern House Rare Books, Sydney, 2013.