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.
Nootka Sound, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. Coastal views of the northwest coast of North America made by John Webber when Captain James Cook explored the area 29 March to 26 April 1778.
View when Table Hill bore E b[y] N 1/2 N
Alaska - View when Mount Edgecumbe bore NW b[y] N, 8 lea[gue]s dist.
Vancouver Island, Canada - View of the Entrance of Nootka Sound when the N. point of the Entrance bore E., dis. 4 miles
Alaska - View when Mount St. Elias bore N.W. b W, 20 leagues
Alaska - View of Kayes Island the S. End bearing W.S.W., 8 or 9 leags.
Alaska - View of Kaye's Island bearing from S.W. b W to N.W. 1/2 distant from the nearest part, 3 1/2 leagues
Alaska - View of Kaye's Island when the S. End bore N., 2 miles dist. ; NB.a, in the last three views, is the same island
Alaska - View of the Land of Prince Williams Sound taken from the first anchoring to the northward of Cape Hinchingbrook.
From Cook & King, A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean Undertaken by the Command of His Majesty, for Making Discoveries in the Northern Hemisphere....