The Narta, or Sledge for Burdens in Kamtchatka.
London Pub.d April 1. 1809 by Boydell & Comp.y No. 90 Cheapside.
Aquatint with large margins and very fine hand colour on watermarked paper, 'J. Whatman. 1820'. Platemark: 325 x 450mm (12¾ x 17½"). Repaired tears to top left edges.
A scene depicting a sledge laden with firewood, drawn by five dogs steered by a man on skis. Thatched houses and peaked thatched buildings on stilts can be see to the left in the middle ground and a volcano bellowing smoke and mountains in the background. John Webber was the official artist on Cook's final voyage through the Pacific; his drawings formed the basis for printed illustrations to the account of 'A Voyage to the Pacific', published in 1784.
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