C1784

The Inside of a Winter Habitation, in Kamtschatka.

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. Kamtschatka is a … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

The Inside of a Winter Habitation, in Kamtschatka.

Date:

C1784

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Copper engraving.

Image Size: 

415mm 
x 260mm
AUTHENTICITY
The Inside of a Winter Habitation, in Kamtschatka. - Antique Print from 1784

Genuine antique
dated:

1784

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.

Kamtschatka is a Oblast (district) and a peninsula in the Asiatic part of Russia.

‘The jourt consists of one apartment, of the form of an oblong square. Along the sides are extended broad platforms made of boards, and raised about six inches from the ground, which they use as seats, and on which they go to rest, after strewing them with mats and skins. One one side is the fir-place, and the side opposite is entirely set apart for the stowage of provisions and kitchen utensils. ‘ Cook/King, III, 374-5.

Beddie 1743-78, p.343, Joppien 3.333A, ill.p.559

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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