Patagonian Women Boy Commodore Byron old print Moore 1780
Title: A Patagonian Women and Boy in Company with Commodore Byron. (references to Cook's second voyage.)
In 1773 John Hawkesworth published on behalf of the Admiralty a compendium of noted English southern-hemisphere explorers' journals, including that of James Cook and John Byron. In this old publication, drawn from their official logs, it became clear that the people Byron's expedition had encountered were no taller than 6-foot-6-inch (1.98 m), tall perhaps but by no means giants. Interest soon subsided, although awareness of and belief in the myth persisted in some quarters even up into the 20th century (even those in which giant-like folk were not mentioned at all). Mapmaker: Moore, John Hamilton. Printed for the proprietors, and sold by Alexander Hogg.
Size: Sheet app.: 24 x 36 cm. 9.5 x 14 inches. Image app.: 15.5 x 29 cm. 6 x 11 inches. Condition: Excellent.