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GALLERY 4 ~ SECOND VOYAGE 1755-68

Plymouth to Cape Town
13 Jul-30 Oct 1772
Cape Town
31 Oct-22 Nov 1772

Title: Part of the Southern Hemisphere
Description: Part of the Southern Hemisphere showing the Resolutions track through the Pacific and Southern Ocean. All places which Captain Cook has visited and explor’d in his voyages… shaded with red.
Sketches of: Resolution Harbour with the Volcano bearing WBN; the land over Frieslands Head in Latitude 59 south; and Sandwich Island.Circular globe centred on the Antarctic Circle.Linear plan showing the path in the South Pacific Charts, and views of headlands, taken during Captain Cook's Second Voyage, 1772-1774
Date: 1772-75
Author:
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Collection: British Library
Reference no: Add.Ms.15500 f1
Record no.:
Record no.2611
Part of the Southern Hemisphere

 

THE FIRST ICE-EDGE CRUISE
Cape Town to Tasmania & New Zealand
23 Nov-26 Mar 1773

Title: A Mercator’s Chart
Description: A Mercator’s Chart from the Latitude of 30 degrees 00’ to 68 degrees 00’ S.L. 90 degrees 00’ East of the Meridian of Greenwich.Shows Second Voyage track of 2 ships from Cape Town c. Nov 72
Date:1772-73
Author:
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Collection: British Library
Reference no: Ad. Ms. 31360 f.3
Record no.: C2229-03
A Mercator’s Chart

Title: The Resolution & Adventure
Description: The Resolution & Adventure 4 Jan 1773 Taking in Ice for Water. Lat 61S4 January 1773
Engraving from wash and watercolour by William Hodges in Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales, Sydney
Date:January 1773
Author: Engraving from wash and watercolour by William Hodges
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Collection: British Library
Reference no: Add.Ms.23920 f.27
Record no.: 10354
The Resolution & Adventure

Title: View of the ice islands as seen in Cook’s second voyage on Jan.9th 1773
Description: View of the ice islands as seen in Cook’s second voyage on Jan.9th 1773. Plate 61 from Cook, J. 1784 “A new, authentic and complete collection of voyages round the world undertaken and performed by Royal Authority containing an authentic, entertaining, full and complete history of Captain Cook's first, second, third and last voyages undertaken by order of His present Majesty for making discoveries in geography, navigation, astronomy in the southern and northern hemispheres and successively performed in the years 1768, 1769, 1770, 1771-1772, 1773, 1774, 1775-1776, 1777, 1778, 1779, 1780…”. London, George William Anderson.
Date: January 1773
Author: Engraved by B.T. Pouncy after a drawing by William Hodges
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Collection: Captain Cook Birthplace Museum, Middlesbrough Council
Reference no:2003.1207
Record no.:1207bi03.jpg
View of the ice islands as seen in Cook’s second voyage on Jan.9th 1773

NEW ZEALAND
DUSKY BAY
26 March-3 May 1773
CAPE STEPHENS AND QUEEN CHARLOTTE SOUND
12 May-6 June 1773

Title: A Plan of Dusky Bay/New Zealand26 March-3 May 1773
Description: A Plan of Dusky Bay/New Zealand, 26 March-3 May 1773
Shows ship’s track. Detail of Pickersgills Harbour with Ships Cove, Astronomers Point and Crayfish Island.Panoramas of A View of the South Entrance into Duskey Bay and A View of the North Entrance into the Bay.
Watercolour
Date: March – May 1773
Author:
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Collection: British Library
Reference no: Add.Ms 15500 f.3
Record no.:
A Plan of Dusky Bay/New Zealand26 March-3 May 1773

 

Title: Carving knife of New Zealand
Description: Carving knife of New Zealand, with the teeth of the tuatini shark inset. Possibly a drawing of a shark-tooth knife in the British Museum (NZ 166)
Date:1774
Author: John Cleveley
Dimensions: 521 x 356
Collection: British Library
Reference no: Add.Ms.23920 f69
Record no.: 3556
Carving knife of New Zealand

Title: Trumpet made of shell New Zealand
Description: This specimen was obtained by the Forsters in Queen Charlotte Sound on 4 June 1773 from a party of visiting Maoris during Captain Cook's Second Voyage. It was given to Thomas Pennant, and acquired by the University Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Cambridge, in 1912.
Date: 1773 (drawn about 1775)
Author: Moses Griffith
Dimensions: 210 x 177
Collection: British Library
Reference no: Add.Ms.15508f.33
Record no.: 2547
Trumpet made of shell New Zealand

 

New Zealand to Tahiti
7 June-16 Aug 1773


Tahiti and the Society Islands
17 Aug-18 sep 1773
From Tahiti (22 April) Cook sailed via the Society Islands, Raiatea (4 June) and past the Cook Islands to Palmerston Atoll

Title: Chief and other natives of O-Taheitee visiting Captain Cook.
Description: Chief and other natives of O-Taheitee visiting Captain Cook in his second voyage to the southern hemisphere.Plate facing page 15 from Cook, J. 1784 “A new, authentic and complete collection of voyages round the world undertaken and performed by Royal Authority containing an authentic, entertaining, full and complete history of Captain Cook's first, second, third and last voyages undertaken by order of His present Majesty for making discoveries in geography, navigation, astronomy in the southern and northern hemispheres and successively performed in the years 1768, 1769, 1770, 1771-1772, 1773, 1774, 1775-1776, 1777, 1778, 1779, 1780…”. London, George William Anderson.
Date:1784
Author:
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Collection: Captain Cook Birthplace Museum, Middlesbrough Council
Reference no:2003.1207
Record no.:1207o03.jpg
Chief and other natives of O-Taheitee visiting Captain Cook

Title: Portrait of Potatow
Description: Portrait of Potatow [Potatau], arii of Punaauia, in Tahiti.
Date: August 1773 (engraved 1777)
Author: Engraving by John Hallafter a drawing by William Hodges
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Collection: British Library
Reference no: Add.Ms.23921 f43
Record no.: 10102
Portrait of Potatow

VAITEPIHA BAY, TAHITI
18 – 23 August 1773

MATAVIA BAY, TAHITI
26-31 August 1773

HUAHINE
2-7 September 1773
(Called again 15-22 May 1774)

RAIATEA
9-18 September 1773
(Called again 25 May- 4 June 1774)

Title: Portrait of Omai
Description: Portrait of Omai, a native of Huahine.
Date: 1774 (engraved after 1775)
Author: Francesco Bartolozzi. Engraved by Nathanial Dance
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Collection: British Library
Reference no: Add.Ms.23921 f.45
Record no.:C2221-01 or nhil 021 0001498
Portrait of Omai

Title: Omai
Description: Portrait of Omai. From Cook, J. 1777 A voyage towards the south pole and round the world, performed in His Majesty's ships the Resolution and Adventure, in the years 1772, 1773, 1774 and 1775. vol. 1. London. London, W. Strahan & T. Cadell.
Date: after 1775
Author:
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Collection: Captain Cook Birthplace Museum, Middlesbrough Council
Reference no: 2003.523
Record no.:523be03.jpg
Omai

Title: Omai
Description: Portrait of Omai. From Cook, J. 1777 A voyage towards the south pole and round the world, performed in His Majesty's ships the Resolution and Adventure, in the years 1772, 1773, 1774 and 1775. vol. 1. London. London, W. Strahan & T. Cadell.
Date: after 1775
Author:
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Collection: Captain Cook Birthplace Museum, Middlesbrough Council
Reference no: 1971.82
Record no.:82be1971.jpg
Omai


Title: Captain Cook’s Journal, 2.1.1774
Description: Captain Cook’s Journal, 2.1.1774. The entry in the journal records that the Resolution was within the Antarctic Circle
Date: January 1774
Author: Captain James Cook
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Collection: British Library
Reference no: Add.Ms.27886 ff.176v-177
Record no.: 4033
Captain Cook’s Journal, 2.1.1774

Title: Captain Cook’s Journal, 26.1.1774
Description: The entry in the journal for 26 January 1774 records the Resolution crossing the Antarctic Circle for the third time.
Date: January 1774
Author: Captain James Cook
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Collection: British Library
Reference no: Add.Ms.27886 ff.180v-181
Record no.: 4034
Captain Cook’s Journal, 26.1.1774

Title: Man of Easter Island
Description: Man of Easter Island. From Cook, J. 1777 A voyage towards the south pole and round the world, performed in His Majesty's ships the Resolution and Adventure, in the years 1772, 1773, 1774 and 1775. vol. 1. London. London, W. Strahan & T. Cadell.
Date: March 1774 (engraved 1777)
Author:
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Collection: Captain Cook Birthplace Museum, Middlesbrough Council
Reference no: 2003.523
Record no.:523at03.jpg
Man of Easter Island

Title:A view of monuments in Easter Island
Description: Plate 35 from Cook, J. 1784 “A new, authentic and complete collection of voyages round the world undertaken and performed by Royal Authority containing an authentic, entertaining, full and complete history of Captain Cook's first, second, third and last voyages undertaken by order of His present Majesty for making discoveries in geography, navigation, astronomy in the southern and northern hemispheres and successively performed in the years 1768, 1769, 1770, 1771-1772, 1773, 1774, 1775-1776, 1777, 1778, 1779, 1780…”. London, George William Anderson.
Date:March 1774 (engraved 1784)
Author:
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Collection:Captain Cook Birthplace Museum, Middlesbrough Council
Reference no:2003.1207
Record no.:1207ai03.jpg
A view of monuments in Easter Island

 

TAHITI
22 April-4 June
HUAHINE
15-22 May 1774


RAIATEA
25 May – 4 June 1774

Title: (Matavia Bay) OTAHEITE
Description: (Matavia Bay) OTAHEITE. View of Tahiti with canoes. High carved prows, one with figure on top. Two other sailing canoes in background. Point Venus and One-Tree Hill, with Mount Orofena behind.
Pen and Indian ink with some Watercolour
Date: April-May 1774
Author: Wm. Hodges
Dimensions: 616 x 2318
Collection: British Library
Reference no: Add.Ms.15743 f9
Record no.: C3120-05
(Matavia Bay) OTAHEITE

Title: WAR Canoes of Otaheite
Description: WAR Canoes of Otaheite.See Cook, Journals II, 401 4n
Pen and Indian ink wash.
Date:1774-5
Author: William Hodges
Dimensions: 610 x 1937
Collection: British Library
Reference no: Add.Ms.15743 f.8
Record no.: C3120-06
WAR Canoes of Otaheite


Title: ULIETEA (Raiatea)
Description: ULIETEA (Raiatea) showing the Resolution surrounded by native craft.
Pen & wash
Date:May 1774
Author:William Hodges
Dimensions:608 x 1169
Collection: British Library
Reference no: Add.Ms.15743 f.7
Record no.:
ULIETEA (Raiatea)

 

The Society Islands to Tonga
5-24 June 1774

Title: SAVAGE ISLAND (NIUE)
Description: SAVAGE ISLAND (NIUE)With the Resolution
Pen & wash.
Date: June 1774
Author:William Hodges
Dimensions:590 x 1194
Collection: British Library
Reference no: Add.Ms.15743 f.5
Record no.: C3120-08
SAVAGE ISLAND (NIUE)

 

Tonga (2nd visit)
25 Jun-1 Jul 1774


Title: Tonga Tabu (Tongatapu) or Amsterdam
Description: Tonga Tabu (Tongatapu) or Amsterdam showing a large native craft with sail, cabin and 6 people aboard, 2 other craft in background.
Pen & Indian ink drawings.
Date: June 1774-
Author:William Hodges
Dimensions: 619 x 1172
Collection: British Library
Reference no: Add.Ms.15743 f.2
Record no.: 11246
Tonga Tabu (Tongatapu) or Amsterdam

Title: PALMERSTONE’S Reef Islands
Description: PALMERSTONE’S Reef Islands.
Plan with Panorama.
Date:June 1774
Author:
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Collection:
British Library
Reference no: Add.Ms 15500f.10
Record no.: 10326
PALMERSTONE’S Reef Islands

22-23 July 1774

Title: MALLICOLO (Malekula)
Description: MALLICOLO (Malekula) Foreground with small canoes with 3 men with clubs and bows. One man standing in profile to illustrate the Malekulan penis case (yelau), holding a large mace-like club over his shoulder., Resolution in the distance nearer the shore.
Pen & Indian ink drawing.
Date:July 1774
Author:William Hodges
Dimensions:622 x 1194
Collection: British Library
Reference no: Add.Ms.15743 f.3
Record no.: C2229-10
MALLICOLO (Malekula)

 

Vanuatu
17 Jul-1 Sep 1774

Title: The Native of Otaheite at Court
Description: York Courant, p.2, col.1, “The Native of Otaheite, who was at Court the other Day, had received some Instructions for his Behaviour in addressing his Majesty, but so great was his Embarassment when his Majesty approached him, that he forgot every Thing but that of kneeling; and when his Conductors endeavoured to make him speak to the King, he could only stretch out his Hand, and get out the familiar Phrase of How do you do? Which, its seems, was the first English Phrase he learned, and has been the common Termof Salutation daily made Use of by him ever since to all Strangers. His Majesty freely shook him by the Hand. The innocent native Freedom of this Indian Visitor caused a good deal of Mirth and Pleasantry among the Noblemen, &c. attending eh Levee.- This spirited Adventurer is to contiunue with Mr. Banks during his Stay in England, which it is presumed will be for some Years, until he has acquired the English Language, and a thorough Knowledge of the Customs of this Country.
Date: Tuesday26 July 1774
Author:
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Collection: British Library
Reference no: 03F91558R
Record no.: C2215-08
The Native of Otaheite at Court

Title: The Native of Otaheite Inoculated
Description: York Courant, “The Native of Otaheite, who was lately introduced to his Majesty, is now preparing for Inoculation, under the Care of Baron Dimsdale, at Hertford. Mess. Banks and Solander accompanied him to that Town on Saturday last.”p.2, col.1
Date: Tuesday2 August 1774
Author:
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Collection: British Library
Reference no: 03F91558R
Record no.: C2215-05
The Native of Otaheite Inoculated

Title: The Landing at Erramanga [Eromanga], one of the New Hebrides
Description: The Landing at Erramanga [Eromanga], one of the New Hebrides, showing the crew of a ship’s boat battling with native warriors.
Date: 4-5 August 1774 (engraved about 1776)
Author: Engraving by J. K. Sherwin after a painting by William Hodges.
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Collection: British Library
Reference no: Add.Ms 23920 f85
Record no.: 3594
The Landing at Erramanga [Eromanga], one of the New Hebrides

Title: Omiah, the Native of Otaheite
Description: York Courant, p.1, col.2, “Omiah, the Native of Otaheite, who has been lately inoculated for the Small Pox, is so well recovered as to be able to take the Air. It is thought, after he is perfectly recovered, he will be sent back, at his Majesty’s Expence, to his own Country.”
Date: Tuesday30 August 1774
Author:
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Collection: British Library
Reference no: 03F91558R
Record no.: C2215-06
Omiah, the Native of Otaheite

 

New Caledonia
4 Sep-1 Oct 1774

Title: CALEDONIA
Description: CALEDONIA. Plan with 2 panoramas.
Date: September-October 1774
Author: William Hodges
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Collection: British Library
Reference no: Add.Ms 15500 f.14
Record no.: 10287
CALEDONIA

 

CHRISTMAS SOUND, TIERRA DEL FUEGO
20-28 December 1774

Title: A view in Christmas Sound, Tierra del Fuego
Description: A view in Christmas Sound, Tierra del Fuego, from Cook, J. 1784 “A new, authentic and complete collection of voyages round the world undertaken and performed by Royal Authority containing an authentic, entertaining, full and complete history of Captain Cook's first, second, third and last voyages undertaken by order of His present Majesty for making discoveries in geography, navigation, astronomy in the southern and northern hemispheres and successively performed in the years 1768, 1769, 1770, 1771-1772, 1773, 1774, 1775-1776, 1777, 1778, 1779, 1780…”. London, George William Anderson.
Date: 20-28 December 1774 (published 1784)
Author:
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Collection: Captain Cook Birthplace Museum, Middlesbrough Council
Reference no:2003.1207
Record no.:1207gb03.jpg
A view in Christmas Sound, Tierra del Fuego

Title: Christmas Sound, Tierra del Fuego
Description: Christmas Sound, Tierra del Fuego
Date:20-28 December 1774
Author: Engraved by W. Watts, No.XXXII, from an image “Drawn from Nature by W.Hodges.
Published Febry. 1st 1777 by Wm. Stahan in New Street Shoe Lane & Thos. Cadell in the Strand London.
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Collection:
Captain Cook Birthplace Museum, Middlesbrough Council
Reference no: MIDDM
Record no.: Christmas Sound Tierra del Fuego
Christmas Sound, Tierra del Fuego

 

SOUTH GEORGIA
16-21 January 1775

Title: ISLE OF GEORGIA
Description: ISLE OF GEORGIA with Clerke’s Isles and Pickersgill’s IslePlan with panoramaFrom: Charts, and views of headlands, taken during Captain Cook's Second Voyage, 1772-1774
Date: January 1775
Author:
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Collection: British Library
Reference no: Add.Ms.15500f.16
Record no.: C2230-05
ISLE OF GEORGIA

Title: FAYALL
Description: Fayall, view of the bay and harbour.
Pen, wash and water-colour
Date: July 1775
Author: William Hodges
Dimensions: 513 x 876
Collection: British Library
Reference no: Add.Ms.15743 f.1
Record no.: C2229-09
FAYALL

Title: York Courant
Description: York Courant, p.2, “The ship Resolution, in which Capt. Cook has been out near two Years, is to be repaired for another Voyage.”
Date: Tuesday15 August 1775
Author:
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Collection
: British Library
Reference no: 612 03F91558R
Record no.: C2215-02
York Courant

Title: Crew of the Resolution
Description: York Courant, p.2, “We hear it under Consideration to pay the Crew of the above Ship double Wages, on Account of their good behaviour, which has been represented to his Majesty in the most favourable Light, by their late worthy Commander, Capt. Cook. Several of the Hands have already been appointed Warrant Officers by the Lords of the Admiralty”
Date: Tuesday22 August 1775
Author:
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Collection:
British Library
Reference no: 612 03F91558R
Crew of the Resolution

Title: Omiah arrived in York
Description: York Courant, p.2, Col.2, “Omiah, the Native of Otaheite, arrived here (York) on Wednesday, accompanied by the Hon. Commodore Phipps and Mr. Banks. He appeared at the Assembly-Rooms, and behaved with Affability and Politeness. The set out from hence on Saturday.”
Date: Tuesday22 August 1775
Author:
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Collection: British Library
Reference no: 03F91558R
Record no.: C2216-08
Omiah arrived in York

Title: Kirkleatham Hall, the Seat of A.H.T. Newcomen, Esq.
Description: From: Rev. J.C. Atkinson 1874. “History of Cleveland Ancient and Modern”. London, Simpkin, Marshall & Co.
Date:1874
Author:Engraved by B. Bingley from a photograph by F.M.Sutcliffe, Whitby, printed by J.Richardson.
Dimensions:
Collection:
Dorman Museum, Middlesbrough Council
Reference no:F1.50
Record no.:Kirkleatham Hall.jpg
Kirkleatham Hall, the Seat of A.H.T. Newcomen, Esq.

Title: Election certificate
Description: Election certificate of James Cook on his admission as a Fellow of the Royal Society, his nomination having its first reading 23 November 1775 and he was admitted on 7 March 1776.
Date: November 1775-March 1776
Author:
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Collection:
The Royal Society
Reference no: Royal Society Certificates 1767-78
Record no.: The Royal Society Cook J, EC 1775 27
Election certificate

Title: The Method Taken for Preserving the Health of the Crew
Description: The Method Taken for Preserving the Health of the Crew of His Majesty’s Ship the Resolution during Her Late Voyage Round the World. By Captain James Cook, F.R.S. Addressed to Sir John Pringle, Bart. P.R.S.Addressed to Sir John Pringle, Bart. P.R.S.from Mile-end, March 5, 1776, R. Mar.7, 1776. From Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, Vol.66 (1776), 402-406.
Date: 1776
Author: Cook, J.
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Collection:
Royal Society
Reference no:
Record no.:
Royal Society PT 66 402-406
The Method Taken for Preserving the Health of the Crew. Page 402
The Method Taken for Preserving the Health of the Crew. Page 403
The Method Taken for Preserving the Health of the Crew. Page 404
The Method Taken for Preserving the Health of the Crew. Page 405
The Method Taken for Preserving the Health of the Crew. Page 406

Title: Royal Society Medal
Description: Royal Society Medal. From Unknown 1794 An abridgment of Captain Cook's last voyage, performed in the years 1776, 1777, 1778, 1779 and 1780, for making discoveries in the Northern Hemisphere, by order of His Majesty. Extracted from the quarto edition, in three volumes. Containing a relation of all the interesting transactions, particularly those relative to the unfortunate death of Captain Cook; to which are added, extracts from Captain King's account of his life and public services. London, C. & G. Kearsley.
Date:
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Collection:
Captain Cook Birthplace Museum, Middlesbrough Council
Reference no: 2003.1094
Royal Society Medal

GALLERY 1~ EARLY LIFE 1728 - 1755
GALLERY 2 ~ RN YEARS 1755 - 1768
GALLERY 3 ~ FIRST VOYAGE 1768-71
GALLERY 4 ~ SECOND VOYAGE 1755-68
GALLERY 5 ~ THIRD VOYAGE 1768-71
GALLERY 6 ~ CONTEMPORARY 1780 - 2004

 

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