A Sledge of Kamtschatka.
A Sledge of Kamtschatka. A Sledge of Kamtschatka.


Title:
A Sledge of Kamtschatka.
Date:
C1784
Artist:
John Webber (1775-1793)
Image Size:
195mm x 250mm (7.68" x 9.84")
Condition:
In good condition.
Technique:
Copper engraving.
Price:

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$A 150
Stock Number:
CK03E 3202 EU RUS (NTGY) (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.

A sled of Kamchatka made while the ships were at Avacha Bay.

'No boys could be more pleas'd than we were in being carryed down to the boat by Dogs. We had all a separate Carriage, & so polite were the Natives that one Sledge carried the boat hook. These sledges are so light, & their construction so well Contrived, that they went over places which it would have been impossible for us to Walk.' Cook/King III, p.202 May 1779.

Beddie 1743-71, p.342, Joppien 3.339A, ill.p.565

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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