Riding the wave


Edward Riou

E. Riou, too, on his first cruise, was assigned to the "Resolution", in the third voyage of Cook in the Pacific.

And he, too, as Bligh and other young officers, learned to draw on board, under the guidance of more experienced officers, who made a name for themselves in the history of exploration and hydrography.

Avatch'ka Bay (detail).
Edward Riou, 1779
ms. watercolor,
about mm. 330 x 510
Taunton, UK Hydrographic Office.
The chart has been reproduced in Coste del Mondo nella cartografia europea: 1500-1900 , (179 p., about 300 images), by Priuli & Verlucca, publishers, Ivrea, 2000.