A Voyage towards the South Pole, and Round the World: Performed in His Majesty’s Ships the Resolution and Adventure. Vol. I
de Beer Ec 1777 C
London: Printed for W Strahan and T Cadell
For many years, Māori have used flax (Phormium tenax and Phormium cookianum, known as harakeke and wharariki respectively) for medicinal purposes and for rope-making and matting. Early European visitors such as Banks also realised the potential of the plant, especially its usefulness in rope-making. Painter William Hodges (1744-1797) accompanied Cook on his second voyage to the Pacific. Although renowned for his landscape paintings, Hodges also executed botanical drawings like this flax illustration for Cook’s A Voyage towards the South Pole (1777).
James Cook, “A Voyage towards the South Pole, and Round the World: Performed in His Majesty’s Ships the Resolution and Adventure. Vol. I,” ourheritage.ac.nz | OUR Heritage, accessed May 22, 2019, http://ourheritage.ac.nz/items/show/8689.
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