Sydney PARKINSONEdward ROOKER, A view of the island of Otaheite, with several vessels of that island Enlarge 1 /1


England 1745 – At sea 1771

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Towcester, Northamptonshire, England 1710 /1714 – Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, London, England 1774


A view of the island of Otaheite, with several vessels of that island 1773 Title Notes: Voyage I
Page: plate 7
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: no manufacturer's mark.
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, '7'.
Dimensions: printed image 20.0 h x 40.0 w sheet 23.6 h x 27.7 w backing sheet 62.6 h x 38.0 w
Acknowledgement: Purchased 2013
Accession No: NGA 2013.4129.9.7
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.