Commodore Byron & the Patagonians Cook / Hogg 1790
Titel: A Representation of the Interview between Commodore Byron & the Patagonians. Description: Vice Admiral John Byron is meeting natives of Tierra del Fuego, Patagonia. Fine hand colored copperplate engraving.
In 1766, a rumor leaked out upon their return to Britain that the crew of HMS Dolphin, captained by Commodore John Byron, had seen a tribe of 9-foot-tall (2.7 m) natives in Patagonia when they passed by there on their circumnavigation of the globe. Published by Alexander Hogg in 1790 for Andersons Voyages.
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Size: Sheet app.: 38 x 23 cm. 15 x 9.25 inches. Image app.: 33 x 20.5 cm. 13 x 8 inches. Condition: View overall very good, short higher border, nice print to frame.