The Glorious Yachting Voyages of Captain James Cook

Narrative batiks by Dinah Priestley and Tony Burton.

Exhibiting our batiks at NZ’s Embassies in London and Paris in 1980, was fun. Our exhibition included the  glorious scientific   voyages of  our great hero, Captain James Cook.

James Cook
James Cook
The First Voyage (Transit of Venus)/ The Death of Cook
The First Voyage (Transit of Venus)/ The Death of Cook

Finding the batiks rather exotic, even Galleries Lafayette in Paris purchased several of them.   I think these ones of Cooks first and last voyages, between 1768 and 1780 ,would make rather good stamps. They’re the right shape.

French Shooting Party 1770's
French Shooting Party 1770’s

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