The Inside of a House, in Oonalashka.


Title:
The Inside of a House, in Oonalashka.
Date:
C1784
Artist:
John Webber (1752-1793)
Image Size:
255mm x 405mm
Condition:
In good condition
Technique:
Copper engraving.
Price:

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Stock Number:
CK03E 2514 USA ALASKA (HAY) (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.
 
Samgoonoodha, (English Bay), Unalaska, Cook's first visit 28 June to July, 1778.
'Descending the Ladder we were brought into a Passage about four foot wide which intersects the House from one end to the other....at one end of this Passage close to the foot of the Ladder is the fire place. On each side and at each end of this passage are the Apartments where they sit & work in the day time and sleep at Night: these are something wider than the passage & sunk in the ground about a half a foot lower and are covered with matts.' Cook, Journals III, 1, 1123
Beddie 1743-58, p.341, Joppien 3.257AA, ill.p.493

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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