European Vision and the South Pacific

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Yale University Press, Jan 1, 1985 - Art, Colonial - 370 pages
"Discusses the European interpretation of the Pacific in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. It considers the work of artists attached to scientific voyages of discovery and exploration from the time of Cook to the time of Dumont d'Urville and elucidates the ways in which their work is related to the scientific interestes and prevailing ideas of their eras."--Book jacket.
 

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Contents

The European and the Pacific
1
Cooks First Voyage
8
Cooks Second Voyage
53
Cooks Third Voyage
108
European Reactions to the Pacific 17881802
133
Settlement at Port Jackson 17881800
159
Exploration in the South Seas and Typical Landscape
189
British Reactions to Australian Nature 180021
213
Colonial Interpretations of the Australian Landscape
234
Art Science and Taste in Australia 183550
272
The Ignoble and the Romantic Savage 182050
317
The Triumph of Science 182050
333
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