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 three-quarter portrait of a woman of Avacha Bay, Kamchatka, wearing a head scarf with side-flaps over either shoulder. Cook/King III, 200.
Beddie 1743-76, p.343, Joppien 3.350A, ill.p.574
From Cook & King, A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean Undertaken by the Command of His Majesty, for Making Discoveries in the Northern Hemisphere....