Canada-1st English Edition 1773, 1777, 1784

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    1784
    WEBBER
    Title:
    A Man of Nootka Sound.
    Date:
    C1784
    Artist:
    John Webber (1752-1793)
    Image Size:
    305mm x 240mm
    Condition:
    In good condition
    Technique:
    Copper engraving.
    Stock Number:
    CK03E 2301 CAN (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.

    Cook anchored in Resolution Cove (Bligh Island) and Hope Bay (Nootka Sound), carrying out much needed repairs to the ships and where Webber recorded the native peoples, habitations and scenery.

    'Their hair is black or dark brown, straight, strong and long, in general they wear it flowing, but some tie it up in a bunch on the crown and others twist it into large locks and add to it false hair, so that thier heads looks like a swab.'

    'Both sexes bore their ears, to which they hang various ornaments chiefly made of Copper...Besides these some have suspended to the ears long straps either of leather or plating that reach as low as the breast.. Both Men and Women paint their faces, their colours are black read and white...' Cook, Journals III, i, 311-314.

    Beddie 1743-38, p.341, Joppien 3.21A, ill. p.456

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

     

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    1784
    WEBBER
    Title:
    A Sea Otter
    Date:
    C1784
    Artist:
    John Webber (1752-1793)
    Image Size:
    200mm x 270mm
    Condition:
    In good condition.
    Technique:
    Copper engraving.
    Stock Number:
    CK03E 2295 ANI OS (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....

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    1784
    WEBBER
    Title:
    A View of the Habitations in Nootka Sound.
    Date:
    C1784
    Artist:
    John Webber (1752-1793)
    Image Size:
    260mm x 405mm
    Condition:
    In good condition
    Technique:
    Copper engraving.
    Stock Number:
    CK03E 2313 CAN (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.

    Cook anchored in Resolution (Ship) Cove (Bligh Island) and 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. 

    'their 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.

    Beddie 1743-41, p.341, Joppien 3.199A, ill.p.442

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

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    1784
    WEBBER
    Title:
    A Woman of Nootka Sound.
    Date:
    C1784
    Artist:
    John Webber (1752-1793)
    Image Size:
    300mm x 240mm
    Condition:
    In good condition.
    Technique:
    Copper engraving.
    Stock Number:
    CK03E 2303 CAN (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.

    Cook anchored in Resolution Cove (Bligh Island) and Hope Bay (Nootka Sound), carrying out much needed repairs to the ships and where Webber recorded the native peoples, habitations and scenery.

    Portrait of a woman of Nootka Sound, wearing a cedar bark rain cape with a sea otter fur collar and a basketry rain hat with a bulbous top decorated with scenes of whale-hunting. Cook, Journals III, 2, 1325-6.

    'Both sexes bore their ears, to which they hang various ornaments chiefly made of Copper...Besides these some have suspended to the ears long straps either of leather or plating that reach as low as the breast.. Both Men and Women paint their faces, their colours are black, read and white...' Cook, Journals III, i, 311-314.

    Beddie 1743-39, p.341, Joppien 3.24A, ill. p.462

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

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    1784
    WEBBER
    Title:
    The Inside of a House in Nootka Sound.
    Date:
    C1784
    Artist:
    John Webber (1752-1793)
    Image Size:
    265mm x 405mm
    Condition:
    In good condition
    Technique:
    Copper engraving.
    Stock Number:
    CK03E 2317 CAN (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.

    Cook anchored in Resolution (Ship) Cove (Bligh Island), 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. 

     

    'After having made a general view of their habitations, I sought for an inside, which might furnish me with sufficient matter to convey a perfect idea of the mode in which these people live. Such was soon found. While I was employed, a man approached me with a large knife in his hand, seemingly displeased, when he observed that my eyes were fixed on two representations of human figures, which were placed at one end of the apartment, carved on planks, of a gigantic proportion, and painted after their custom . However, I took as little notice of him as possible, and proceeded to prevent which, he soon provided himself with a mat, and placed it in such a manner as to hinder my having any longer a sight of them. Being pretty certain that I could have no future opportunity to finish my drawing, and the object being too interesting to be omitted, I considered that a little bribery might probably have some effect. Accordingly, I made an offer of a button from my coat, which, being of metal, I thought they would be pleased with. This, instantly, produced the desired effect. For the mat was removed, and I was left at liberty to proceed as before. Scarcely had I seated myself, and made a beginning, when he returned and renewed his former practice, continuing it til l I had parted with every single button and when he saw that he had completely stripped me, I met with no farther obstruction'.

     

    'their 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.

    Beddie 1743-42, p.341, Joppien 3.202A, ill.p.445

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

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    1784
    WEBBER
    Title:
    Various Articles, at Nootka Sound.
    Date:
    C1784
    Artist:
    John Webber (1752-1793)
    Image Size:
    205mm x 280mm
    Condition:
    In good condition.
    Technique:
    Copper engraving.
    Stock Number:
    CK03E 2306 CAN (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.

    All of the artifacts illustrated except for no.2 (Alaskan) are of decoys or head masks, used by the natives of Nootka. 

    1. A bird, made of wood hollow, with stones in the inside, which the natives shake when they dance. (Rattle)

    2. A seal's head, made of wood, worn upon the head. (Alaskan seal decoy)

    3. A bird's head, made of wood and feathers, also worn upon the head. (Bird mask)

    4. Another worn upon the head, and ornamented with green talc. (Bird mask)

    'The men on some occasions wore Masks of which they have many and of various sorts such as the human face, the head of birds and other Animals, the most of them both well designed and executed...The rattles are for the most part made in the shape of a bird, with a few pebble stones in the belly and the tail is the handle..' Cook's Journals III, i,314-315

    Beddie 1743-40, p.341, Joppien 3.231A, ill.p.469

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

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    1784
    WEBBER
    Title:
    Views on the west coast of America.
    Date:
    C1784
    Artist:
    John Webber (1752-1793)
    Image Size:
    220mm x 460mm
    Condition:
    Two small repairs at left hand side sheet edge, otherwise in good condition with folds as issued.
    Technique:
    Copper engraving.
    Stock Number:
    CK03E 2258 CAN (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.

    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....

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7 found in Canada-1st English Edition 1773, 1777, 1784

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