A view of Snug Corner Cove, in Prince William's Sound. Inhabitants of Norton Sound, and their Habitations.


Title:
A view of Snug Corner Cove, in Prince William's Sound. Inhabitants of Norton Sound, and their Habitations.
Date:
C1784
Artist:
John Webber (1752-1793)
Image Size:
220mm x 375mm (8.66" x 14.76")
Condition:
In good condition
Technique:
Copper engraving.
Price:

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Stock Number:
CK03E 2361 USA ALASKA (HGY) (F27)
Description:

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....

Biography:

John Webber (1752 - 1793)

Official artist on Cook's 3rd & last voyage. The reasons for the voyage were to return Omai and explore the possibility of a north-west passage along the North American continent. Webber was required to "give a more perfect idea thereof than can be formed by written description." Webber's oeuvre from the voyage was the most comprehensive record of sights in the Pacific region ever produced.

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