Russia-Pacific-1st English Edition 1773, 1777, 1784

10 found in Russia-Pacific-1st English Edition 1773, 1777, 1784

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    1784
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    Title:
    A Man of Kamtschatka, Travelling in Winter.
    Date:
    C1784
    Artist:
    John Webber (1752-1793)
    Image Size:
    255mm x 405mm
    Condition:
    In good condition.
    Technique:
    Copper engraving.
    Stock Number:
    CK03E 3201 EU RUSS (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.

    The first sledges drawn by dogs were observed in early May 1779, in the village of Petropavlovsk.

    'They  [the sledges] are seldom used to carry more than one person at a time, who sits aside, resting his feet on the lower part of the sledge, and carrying his provisions and other necessaries, wrapped up in a bundle, behind him. The dogs are usually five in number, yoked, two and two with a leader. The reins not being fastened to the head of the dogs, but to the collar, have little power over them, and are generally hung upon the sledge, whilst the driver depends entirely on their obedience to his voice for the direction of them... The driver is also provided with a crooked stick, which answers the purpose both of whip and reins; as by striking it into the snow, he is enabled to moderate the speed of the dogs, or even to stop them entirely.' Cook/King III, 263

    Beddie 1743-70, p.342, Joppien 3.336A, ill.p.563

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    1784
    WEBBER
    Title:
    A Man of Kamtschatka.
    Date:
    C1784
    Artist:
    John Webber (1775-1793)
    Image Size:
    305mm x 240mm
    Condition:
    In good condition.
    Technique:
    Copper engraving.
    Stock Number:
    CK03E 3359 EU RUS (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 three-quarter portrait of a man of Avacha Bay, Kamchatka, with long hair and a fur-trimmed coat. Cook/King III, 377.

    Beddie 1743-75, p.343, Joppien 3.347A, ill.p.572

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    1784
    WEBBER
    Title:
    A Sledge of Kamtschatka.
    Date:
    C1784
    Artist:
    John Webber (1775-1793)
    Image Size:
    195mm x 250mm
    Condition:
    In good condition.
    Technique:
    Copper engraving.
    Stock Number:
    CK03E 3202 EU RUS (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

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    1784
    WEBBER
    Title:
    A View at Bolcheretzkoi, in Kamtschatka.
    Date:
    C1784
    Artist:
    John Webber (1775-1793)
    Image Size:
    250mm x 345mm
    Condition:
    In good condition.
    Technique:
    Copper engraving.
    Stock Number:
    CK03E 3215 EU RUS (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.

    The view shows native habitations with animals at Bolcheretzkoi on the Kamtchatka Peninsula, on Russia's eastern Siberian coast.

    On May 13, King recorded;

    'We employ'd the afternoon in seeing the town & Country for many miles about is a low swamp....The Earth was in most parts cover'd with snow;.....We saw I suppose 20 or 30 Milch Cows & the Maor [Behm} had 6 stout horses, all of which were in good Case; These & the dogs are the only domestic Animals ...The houses are all after the fashion, that is built of logs & thatch'd.' King/Cook Journals III, 667-8.

    Beddie 1743-72, p.343, Joppien 3.341A, ill.p.568

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    1784
    WEBBER
    Title:
    A View of the Town and Harbour of St Peter and St Paul, in Kamtschatka.
    Date:
    C1784
    Artist:
    John Webber (1775-1793)
    Image Size:
    250mm x 530mm
    Condition:
    In good condition.
    Technique:
    Copper engraving.
    Stock Number:
    CK03E 3282 (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.

    The view is towards the entrance of Avacha Bay with the Discovery and Resolution at anchor. The village is shown on the sandy peninsula with Kamchatkan summer huts and Russian log huts. Kamtschatka is a Oblast (district) and a peninsula in the Asiatic part of Russia .The capital is Petropawlowsk Kamtschatskij.

    'The Town or Ostrog of St. Peter & Paul stands upon a long narrow spit of Sand, which forms & seperates the Harbour from the Bay of Awatschka except at a narrow entrance about a Stones throw across. it consists of 5 or six Russian log Houses and about 15 Kamtschdale Houses called Balagans & 3 or 4 Joorta's. Cook Journals III, 2, 1258.

    Beddie 1743-74, p.343, Joppien 3.328A, ill.p.556

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    1784
    WEBBER
    Title:
    A Woman of Kamtschatka.
    Date:
    C1784
    Artist:
    John Webber (1775-1793)
    Image Size:
    300mm x 240mm
    Condition:
    In good condition.
    Technique:
    Copper engraving.
    Stock Number:
    CK03E 3360 EU RUS (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 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

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    1784
    WEBBER
    Title:
    Summer and Winter Habitations, in Kamtschatka.
    Date:
    C1784
    Artist:
    John Webber (1775-1793)
    Image Size:
    245mm x 400mm
    Condition:
    In good condition.
    Technique:
    Copper engraving.
    Stock Number:
    CK03E 3374 EU RUS (F27)
    Description:

    Kamtschatka is a Oblast (district) and a peninsula in the Asiatic part of Russia. This view shows native summer houses on the peninsula of Petropawlowsk.
    'The Balagans are rudely built in the shape of a Cone with a broad base, upon the Top of a Stage supported by pillars about 4 yards high, upon which they ascend by a ladder or a thick piece of Wood with steps cut in it. The Joorta is built partly underground & the roof covered with Earth. The Entrance to these was formerly at the Top, but since the Russians have been here they make the Door at the side. The Balagan being the Chief residence of the Kamatschadales.' Cook Journals III, 2, 1258.

    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.

    Beddie 1743-77, p.343, Joppien 3.361A, ill.p.584

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  8.  
    1784
    WEBBER
    Title:
    The Inside of a Winter Habitation, in Kamtschatka.
    Date:
    C1784
    Artist:
    John Webber (1775-1793)
    Image Size:
    260mm x 415mm
    Condition:
    In good condition.
    Technique:
    Copper engraving.
    Stock Number:
    CK03E 3376 EU RUS (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.

    Kamtschatka is a Oblast (district) and a peninsula in the Asiatic part of Russia.

    'The jourt consists of one apartment, of the form of an oblong square. Along the sides are extended broad platforms made of boards, and raised about six inches from the ground, which they use as seats, and on which they go to rest, after strewing them with mats and skins. One one side is the fir-place, and the side opposite is entirely set apart for the stowage of provisions and kitchen utensils. ' Cook/King, III, 374-5.

    Beddie 1743-78, p.343, Joppien 3.333A, ill.p.559

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    1784
    WEBBER
    Title:
    The Tschuktschi, and their Habitations.
    Date:
    C1784
    Artist:
    John Webber (1775-1793)
    Image Size:
    260mm x 405mm
    Condition:
    In good condition.
    Technique:
    Copper engraving.
    Stock Number:
    CK03E 2447 EU RUSS (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 visited the Chukotski Peninsula, Siberia 10 August 1778 while on his search for the Northwest Passage.

    They were welcomed by the Chukchi people. European knives, beads and tobacco were traded for Chukchi clothes, gloves and arrows. Although on shore for only a few hours, Webber was able to sketch details of the clothing, huts and pet dogs, all of which he incorporated into this picture.

    Cook describes the tents of the Chukchi, which are summer huts, 'pretty large, and circular and brought to a point at the top; the framing was of slight poles and bones, covered with the skins of Sea animals...' Cook Journals III, i, 413.

    Beddie 1743-51, p.342, Joppien 3.271A, ill.p.504

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    1784
    WEBBER
    Title:
    Views on the Coast of Asia.; Thus appears Cape Serdze Kamen bearing S50 E.dis. 4 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 o
    Date:
    C1784
    Artist:
    John Webber (1752-1793)
    Image Size:
    270mm x 390mm
    Condition:
    In good condition
    Technique:
    Copper engraving.
    Stock Number:
    CK03E 2471 EU RUSS (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.

    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...

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10 found in Russia-Pacific-1st English Edition 1773, 1777, 1784

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