Views on the Coast of Asia.; Thus appears Cape Serdze Kamen bearing S50 E.dis. 4 leas.; View of Cape Serdze Kamen bearing S. dist. 6 miles.; View of the coast of Asia when the N.E. part of the East Cape bears E.S.E. distant 3 1/2 leas; View of the coast o

Title: Views on the Coast of Asia.; Thus appears Cape Serdze Kamen bearing S50 E.dis. 4 leas.; View of Cape Serdze Kamen bearing S. dist. 6 miles.; View of the coast of Asia when the N.E. part of the East Cape bears E.S.E. distant 3 1/2 leas; View of the coast o
Date: C1784
Artist: John Webber (1752-1793)
Image Size: 270mm x 390mm (10.63" x 15.35")
Technique: Copper engraving.
Condition: In good condition
Stock Number: CK03E 2471 EU RUSS (NTH) (F27) (3)
30543
Price: $A 65
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.

Coastal profiles of Cape Serdtse Kamen, Kamchatka Peninsula and Avacha Bay, a peninsula off Russia's eastern Siberian coast, where these views were drawn.

Cape Serdze Kamen (Russia)

Cheepoonskoi Noss bearing S 79* W dis. 7 leas

View of Cape Serdze Kamen bearing S* dist 6 miles

View of the coast of Asia when the N.E. part of the east cape bears E.S.E. distant 3 1/2 leas

View of the coast of Kamtschatka Cheepoonskoi Nofs bearing WSW dist 8 or 10 leas

View of the coast of Kamtschatka when Paratoonka Mount bears SW b W and the north head of the entrance into Awatska Bay NNW 2 miles distant

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.