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Bark Cloth Sample Book

Object TitleA Catalogue of the Different Specimens of Cloth . . .
Object Number:87-3-1
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Hawaiian Islands
Society Islands
Tonga Islands
Date Made: 1787
Early Date: 1787
Late Date: 1787
Materials:Bark Cloth
Length: 22.5 cm
Width: 17 cm
Depth: 2 cm
Credit Line:Transfer from the Museum Library, 1987
Other Number:Mu 572.993 C282 - Other Number


A Catalogue of the Different Specimens of Cloth collected on the three voyages of Captain Cook to the Southern Hemisphere with a Particular Account of the Manner of Manufacturing the same in the various islands of the SOUTH SEAS; Partly extracted from Mr. Anderson and Reinhold Forster's Observations, And the verbal Account of some of the most knowing of the Navigator's with some ancecotes thta happened to them among the natives / / Now properly arranged and printed for Alexander Shaw, Nos 379, Sirand London / MDCCLXXXVIII

Bound volume containing samples of tapa cloth collected by Captain Cook. 8 pages of text and 44 pieces of tapa cloth.

Text pages includeTitle Page and Introduction (both not numbered) and 6 pages of description from Captain Cook’s Voyage (#3 not numbered; 4-8 numbered)


[Article] Lythberg, Billie. 2017. "Captain Cook's Barkcloth Books: A Tale of Three 18th-Century Sample Books". Expedition: The Magazine of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Philadelphia. The University Museum. Vol. 59. no. 1. Actual CitationView Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Article] Larkin, Maryanne. Aug 2004. "Tales and Textiles from Cook's Pacific Voyages". Bibliographic Society of Australia and New Zealand Bulletin. Sydney. Vol. 28. no. Number 4. pg. 20-33 General ReferenceView Objects related to this General Reference
[Article] Hall, Henry U. 1921. "A Book of Tapa". The Museum Journal. Philadelphia. The University Museum. Vol. 12. no. 1. pg. 9-29 Type Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: pp. 9-29View Objects related to this Type Citation

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