C1784

Caps of the Natives of Oonalashka.

On 1st July, 1778 Captain James Cook in the Resolution and Captain Charles Clerke in the Discovery were in English Bay, Unalaska, on the West coast of America. Cook visited Norton Sound, 11th to 16th September, 1778. He named it, … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Caps of the Natives of Oonalashka.

Date:

C1784

Engraver:

J.Record 

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Copper engraving.

Image Size: 

205mm 
x 275mm
AUTHENTICITY
Caps of the Natives of Oonalashka. - Antique Print from 1784

Genuine antique
dated:

1784

Description:

On 1st July, 1778 Captain James Cook in the Resolution and Captain Charles Clerke in the Discovery were in English Bay, Unalaska, on the West coast of America.

Cook visited Norton Sound, 11th to 16th September, 1778. He named it, Norton Sound, in honour of Sr Fletcher, speaker of the House of Commons.

‘…..a
family of the Natives came near to the place where we were taking off
wood ……I know not no more than a Man, his wife and child.’ Cook Journals III, 1, 438.

Beddie 1743-54, p.342, Joppien 3.284A, ill.p.515

From Cook & King, A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean Undertaken by the Command of His Majesty, for Making Discoveries in the Northern Hemisphere….

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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