Balagans or Summer Habitations, with the method of Drying Fish at St. Peter & Paul. Kamtschatka.
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. 1819'. Platemark: 325 x 450mm (12¾ x 17½"). Small stain in left margin.
A thatched building, at the edge of a river where men are fishing with large nets. Behind is a thatched hut on stilts and a large frame from which fish are hanging to dry, with surrounding figures working, gathering and storing the fish. A woman and child are in the foreground, beside a pot hanging from a tripod over a fire. Wooded hills are in the background to the left. 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.
Vol. III. Book VI page 375.
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