C1790

A White Bear, found in Captn. Cook's Last Voyage.

Artist:

Alexander Hogg

Small version of John Webber’s engraving of a Polar Bear made on Cook’s third and last voyage. Cook’s ships encountered Polar Bears on the 18 July 1779 off the coast of Alaska, between present day Wainwright and Point Lay.  (N70.11°, … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

A White Bear, found in Captn. Cook’s Last Voyage.

Date:

C1790

Artist:

Alexander Hogg

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Copper engraving.

Image Size: 

179mm 
x 100mm

Paper Size: 

210mm 
x 132mm
AUTHENTICITY
A White Bear, found in Captn. Cook's Last Voyage. - Antique Print from 1790

Genuine antique
dated:

1790

Description:

Small version of John Webber’s engraving of a Polar Bear made on Cook’s third and last voyage.

Cook’s ships encountered Polar Bears on the 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.

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