The impact of Captain Cook's explorations were vast at the time. They introduced new cultures, dismissed the existence of mythic continents, employeed the latest scientific methods, and laid the foundation for a new era of settlement and commerce. This print from the third and final expedition of Cook and his men was from a richly engraved French edition.
This print shows a facet of the party to celebrate Cook's visit, by natives engaging in some display matches in wrestling and here boxing. A detailed engraving that shows the boxers wrapped hands, and the focused crowd, ready for the event.
Condition is very good. Sheet size is 9.25 x 7 (inches).