C1784

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

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 … Read Full Description

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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

Condition:

In good condition

Technique:

Copper engraving.

Image Size: 

390mm 
x 270mm
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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 - 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.

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

John Webber (1752 - 1793)

John Webber was an 18th century artist, best known for his work as the official artist on Captain James Cook's third and final voyage to the Pacific in 1776-1780. He was born in London, England in 1751 and was trained as an artist. Webber accompanied Cook on his voyage as the official artist, tasked with creating drawings and paintings of the places and people they encountered. He produced many illustrations and sketches that were used to make engravings for inclusion in the official account of the voyage, published after Cook's death. Webber was required to "give a more perfect idea thereof than can be formed by written description." Webber's illustrations and engravings of the Pacific islands and their inhabitants are considered some of the most accurate and detailed depictions of the region from that time. They provide an important record of the places and people encountered by Cook and his crew, and are valuable for understanding the culture and daily life of the people of the Pacific during the 18th century. He died in London in 1793, after having returned from the voyage, but his work continues to be recognised as an important historical record of the voyage and of the art of his time. Webber's oeuvre from the voyage was the most comprehensive record of sights in the Pacific region ever produced.

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