A View of the Town and Harbour of St. Peter and St. Paul, in Kamtschatka.
[London: Nicol & Cadell, n.d., c.1785.]
Engraving. On watermarked paper. Platemark: 215 x 265mm (8½ x 10½"). Uncut with very large margins. Slight repair in centre.
A plate from 'Cook's Voyage to the Pacific'. A view of the town and harbour of St Peter & St Paul (Petropavlovsk) looking towards the entrance of Avacha Bay. The village is shown on the sandy peninsula with Kamchatkan summer huts and Russian log huts. A man and woman can be seen to the left and a canoe containing three men in the central foreground, with other groups of figures along the shore. The ships the Resolution and Discovery are in the Bay in the background, with snowy peaks in the distance. John Webber (1751-93) travelled with Captain Cook on the Third Voyage (1776-80) as the Official Artist of the expedition, recording the explorer's death at the hand of Hawaiian natives.
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