A White Bear.


Title:
A White Bear.
Date:
C1784
Artist:
John Webber (1752-1793)
Engraver:
Mazell
Image Size:
215mm x 270mm (8.46" x 10.63")
Sheet Size:
395mm x 555mm (15.55" x 21.85")
Condition:
In good condition.
Technique:
Copper engraving.
Price:

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$A 295
Stock Number:
CK03E 3252 ANI OS (NGG) (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.

Polar Bears encountered by the ships 18 July 1779 off the coast of Alaska, between present day Wainwright and Point Lay.  (N70.11°, E197.4°)

'About nine in the evening, a white bear was seen swimming close by the Discovery; it afterward made to the ice, on which were also two others.' King/Cook III, 3, p.251.

Beddie 1743-73, p.343, Joppien 3.440A, ill.p.640

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 third and 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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