A view in Oheitapha Bay, in the Island of Otaheite.
London Pub.d April 1. 1809 by Boydell & Comp.y No. 90 Cheapside.
Aquatint with large margins and very fine hand colour on watermaked paper, 'J. Whatman, 1819'. Platemark: 325 x 450mm (12¾ x 17½").
A scenic landscape, with two figures in a canoe on a stretch of water surrounded by tall mountains. Thick trees can be seen on the lower slopes to either side, with thatched buildings on the shore to right. There are two figures on the shore in the left foreground, one kneeling, the other standing and holding a spear. 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.
Vide Cook's last Voyage. Vol 2. Chap. I.
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