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A human sacrifice in a morai in Otaheite

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Title
A human sacrifice in a morai in Otaheite
Names
Cook, James (1728-1779) (Author)
Woollett, William (1735-1785) (Engraver)
Collection

A voyage to the Pacific ocean. Undertaken, by the command of His Majesty, for making discoveries in the Northern hemisphere, to determine the position and extent of the west side of North America; its distance from Asia; and the practicability of a northern passage to Europe. Performed under the direction of Captains Cook, Clerke, and Gore, in His Majesty's ships the Resolution and Discovery, in the years 1776, 1777, 1778, 1779, and 1780

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1784
Place: London
Publisher: Printed by W. and A. Strahan, for G. Nicol, & T. Cadell
Library locations
Rare Book Division
Shelf locator: *KF+ 1784 (Cook, J. Voyage to the Pacific Ocean) Text and atlas c.3
Topics
Voyages around the world
Human sacrifice
Tahiti (French Polynesia : Island)
Genres
Prints
Physical Description
Engravings
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b13034169
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 3145ba00-c604-012f-b1ea-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1728: Creator Born
  • 1779: Creator Died
  • 1784: Issued
  • 2019: Digitized
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

MLA Format

Rare Book Division, The New York Public Library. "A human sacrifice in a morai in Otaheite" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1784. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/90542ead-44f5-04d9-e040-e00a18063f0c

Chicago/Turabian Format

Rare Book Division, The New York Public Library. "A human sacrifice in a morai in Otaheite" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed August 25, 2019. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/90542ead-44f5-04d9-e040-e00a18063f0c

APA Format

Rare Book Division, The New York Public Library. (1784). A human sacrifice in a morai in Otaheite Retrieved from http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/90542ead-44f5-04d9-e040-e00a18063f0c

Wikipedia Citation

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A human sacrifice in a morai in Otaheite