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.
Coastal profiles of Cape Serdtse Kamen, Kamchatka Peninsula and Avacha Bay, a peninsula off Russia's eastern Siberian coast, where these views were drawn.
Cape Serdze Kamen (Russia)
Cheepoonskoi Noss bearing S 79* W dis. 7 leas
View of Cape Serdze Kamen bearing S* dist 6 miles
View of the coast of Asia when the N.E. part of the east cape bears E.S.E. distant 3 1/2 leas
View of the coast of Kamtschatka Cheepoonskoi Nofs bearing WSW dist 8 or 10 leas
View of the coast of Kamtschatka when Paratoonka Mount bears SW b W and the north head of the entrance into Awatska Bay NNW 2 miles distant
From Cook & King, A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean Undertaken by the Command of His Majesty, for Making Discoveries in the Northern Hemisphere...