A collection of specimens of bark cloth & cc, as collected in the different voyages of Capt. Cook to the South Sea.

Main Creator: Cook, James, 1728-1779
Summary:The volume contains 46 specimens of tapa cloth and 5 samples of feathers, human hair and twine. The text describes the origins of the cloth as Otaheite (Tahiti), Huaheine(Huahine) Owhyee ( Hawaii), Ulietleah (Ulietea), New Zealand, New Caledonia and Anamokka (Nomuka, Kingdom of Tonga).

Part of the Joly Collection held in the Department of Manuscripts.
Citation:National Library of Ireland. Department of Manuscripts.
Notes:Title inscribed in ink on title page.

Inscription in ink on recto of cover 'Mr. Thos. West / with Mrs. Anty. Clarkes [sic] sincere good wishes / Feby. 15. 1802'.

Captain Cook undertook 3 voyages to the Pacific between 1768 and 1779, during which he achieved the first European contact with the eastern coastline of Australia and the Hawaiian Islands, as well as the first recorded circumnavigation of New Zealand.

Exhibited in 2012 as part of 'Particles of the Past' in the Discovery exhibition in the National Library of Ireland, in association with Dublin European City of Science.

Physical description: 1 vol. (54 pages): 27.5 x 19.8cm.

As a digital copy of this item is available, the original will not be issued.
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MS J 9
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