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Ellis, William Webb d 1785 :[Profile view of Waimea, Kauai, Hawaiian Islands. January 1778]

Reference Number: A-264-037-2

2 faint pencil coastal profiles top and centre of the sheet; wash outline of hills from the sea at the bottom. Identified by David Forbes as the first known European view of the Hawaiian Islands January 1778.

Key terms:
1 image, categorised under Coastal profiles, Watercolours and Drawings, related to Waimea.

Part of:
Ellis, William Webb d 1785 :[Profile view of Kauai and King George's Sound], Reference Number A-264-037 (4 digitised items)
Ellis, William Webb, d 1785 :[A collection of drawings made by William Ellis on H.M.S. Discovery and Resolution during Captain Cook's third voyage to the Pacific 1776-1780], Reference Number A-264-001/049 (28 digitised items)

Extent: 1 watercolour(s)Watercolour over pencil on laid paper 182 x 382 mm. Horizontal imageArt works

Historical Notes: Drawn on Cook's third circumnavigation

Conditions governing access to original: Partial restriction - Use copies in preference to originals.

Other copies available: File PrintIn Drawings & Prints under Artist/Title (DFP-002426)

Inscriptions: Inscribed - Recto - bottom right: 55 [in ink]

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