Captain Cook and chiefs, illustration

Captain Cook and chiefs, illustration

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Caption: Captain Cook and chiefs. Illustration showing Captain James Cook seated with Pacific Island chiefs during his third voyage of exploration (1776-1779). Here, they are watching two pairs of combatants - one pair boxing, the other pair fighting with clubs - within a large circle of spectators. Some men of Cook's company are on the left on the fringe of the crowd. From 'Drawings executed by John Webber during the Third Voyage of Captain Cook, 1777-1779', by John Webber, 1777.

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