Full title: Samuel Wallis - drawings made during the voyage of H.M.S. Dolphin, 1767
Author/creator: Wallis, Samuel, 1728-1795.
Call Numbers: PXD 72
Record Identifier: n7oVDLOn
Formats: Pictures, Drawings
Contents: 1 album (12 drawings) - largest 28.4 x 47 cm. (no. 1), smallest 14 x 28.4 cm. (no. 6b), most approx. 16 x 34 cm. - wash
Samuel Wallis' log on HMS Dolphin, 1766-1768, is located at Safe 1/98 (photocopy at CY Safe 1/98 - open access; microfilm copy at MAV/FM4/1355).
In the foreground of no. 1 is a horizontal line of 14 black points approx. 32 mm. apart, each circled in red. An arc of closely spaced red points from each end of this line meets the left and right walls of the house. The foreground markings may correspond to the 14 pillars supporting the middle of the house, representing the `ground plan' of the title. The red points appear to be applied on top of black. It is not known whether the markings in red are by Wallis or were added by a later hand to highlight the ground plan.
An unsigned pencil sketch, apparently based on no. 1 in this album, is tipped inside the back cover of a printed volume (DL Q77/30) formerly owned by Thomas Pennant, a scientist and friend of Joseph Banks: Hawkesworth, J., An account of the voyages undertaken by the order of His present Majesty, for making discoveries in the southern hemisphere, and successively performed by Commodore Byron, Captain Wallis, Captain Carteret, and Captain Cook, in the Dolphin, the Swallow, and the Endeavour (London: Printed for W. Strahan and T. Cadell ... , 1773), vol. 1. The sketch measures 7.8 x 12.4 cm. It is inscribed on the reverse in ink: `From a drawing by Captn. Wallis in Otaheite'.
Polynesian geographical names are as follows (in parentheses): King George's Island (Tahiti); Earl of Egmont's Island (Vairaatea); Queen Charlotte's Island (Nukutavake); Duke of Gloucester's Island (Paraoa); Duke of York's Island (Moorea); Wallis Island (Uvea); Whitsunday Island (Pinaki); Keppel's Island (Niuatoputapu); Lord Howe's Island (Maupihaa); Boscawen's Isle (Tafahi); Duke of Cumberland's Island (Manuhangi); Prince William Henry's Island (Nengonengo).
References: ML Pictures card catalogue; Columbia Gazetteer; www.oceandots.com
Digital order no:Album ID : 823617
MMS ID: 110320026