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Cook's crew shooting Walruses
Chevaux de Mer.
Paris, c.1785. 245 x 380mm. A scene from Cook's Third Voyage (1776-80), during which he explored north-west America in search of the North West Passage. He ordered nine walruses to be shot for provisions, forcing the crew to eat the meat they regarded as inedible, one of the acts used as evidence that Cook was not acting rationally towards the end of his life. This example was published in a French edition of the official account of the voyage.



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