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Striking example of the view of Captain Cook's anchorage at Karakakooa Bay. Shows dozens of Native Hawaiian canoes and sail boats going out from a coastal village. The view is also noteworthy in that it is the earliest printed image to include a surfboard. From the first french edition of Cook's account of his 3rd Voyage. The scene was sketched by John Webber, a talented young artist who accompanied Capt. James Cook on his third voyage to the Pacific in 1776-1780 and engraved by master engraver Robert Benard, in Paris.