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 views of the north-west coast of North America (Alaska), made by John Webber when Captain James Cook explored the area, 16 to 22 June 1778.
From top clockwise;
View of the land to the N* of Foggy Island A bearing S.W. 1/2 W 7 leas. dist. and B. West 4 leas. dist. (Tigvariak Island)
View of the land when Pinnacle Point bore N. 1/2 W. 6or 7 leas. dist. (Unga Island, Shumagin Islands)
View of the Land to the Westd. of Pinnacle Point when the Point bore N.W. 5 or 6 leagues dist. (Unga Island, Shumagin Islands)
View of the coast of America when Halibut Head bore N. 43 W. dist. 3 leas. (Sanak Island)
View of the islands and Main Land on the N. of Schumagin's Strait when passing them. (Shumagin Islands)
View of the Land on the Coast of America when the Volcano bore N.N.E. 1/2 E. and the Sou. part of Oonemak N. 40 W. dist. 7 leas. (Unimak Island)
View of the Land N. of Round Hill Island the Island N.W. 1/2 W. dist 5 leas. (Akhiok Island)
View of Gore's Island when Cape Upright bore N.N.W. 3 miles dist. (Saint Matthew Island, Behring Sea, Alaska)
Pinnacle's island (Pinnacle Island)
From Cook & King, A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean Undertaken by the Command of His Majesty, for Making Discoveries in the Northern Hemisphere....