Rare engraving from the official British Admiralty sanctioned edition of the accounts of Cook’s third and final voyage. All other later copies made of this image by other publishers were unauthorised, usually smaller and inferior in quality.
Cook's ships explored Cooks River, Prince William Sound (Sandwich Sound), Alaska, during 12 May to 9 June 1778. The Resolution and Discovery are shown anchored in Prince William Sound, Alaska, surrounded by natives in canoes and kayaks on 16 May 1778.
References: Beddie 1743-341, p.341, Joppien 3.241A, ill.p.477
From Cook & King, A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean Undertaken by the Command of His Majesty, for Making Discoveries in the Northern Hemisphere....