A Sea Otter


Title:
A Sea Otter
Date:
C1784
Artist:
John Webber (1752-1793)
Image Size:
200mm x 270mm (7.87" x 10.63")
Condition:
In good condition.
Technique:
Copper engraving.
Price:

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Stock Number:
CK03E 2295 ANI OS (NTG) (F27)
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.

Webber's Sea Otter drawn at Nootka Sound, April 1778. With the publication of Cook's third voyage account, many Europeans learned of the trade of sea otter pelts between Cook and the west coast and knowing the prices these pelts sold for, soon a trade in these animal pelts was established.

Beddie 1743-43, p.341, Joppien 3.439A, ill.p.639

From Cook & King, A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean Undertaken by the Command of His Majesty, for Making Discoveries in the Northern Hemisphere....

Biography:

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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