John Webber (1775 - 1793)
Cook had anchored at Resolution Cove (Bligh Island), within Hope Bay (Nootka
Sound) and made much needed repairs to the ships. Webber recorded the
dwellings and peoples during the stay.
It is possible that the houses depicted belong to the village of Yuquot, which Cook visited with Webber on 22 April 1778.
houses or dwellings are situated close to the shore. They consist in a
long range of buildings, some of which are one hundred and fifty feet in
length, twenty or thirty broad and seven or eight high from the floor
to the roof, which in them all is flat and covered with loose boards.
Cook Journals III, 1, 306 & 317.
From, Cook & King, Troisieme voyage de Cook, ou journal d’une expédition faite dans la Mer Pacifique du Sud & du Nord, en 1776, 1777, 1778, 1779 & 1780. Traduit de l’anglois.Paris, Pissot & Laporte, 1782.
Biography: John Webber (1752 – 1793) Official artist on
Cook’s 3rd & 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.
John Webber (1752 – 1793)
Official artist on
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