A Sledge of Kamtschatka.
[London: Nicol & Cadell, n.d., c.1785.]
Engraving, very fine. On watermarked paper. Platemark: 190 x 250mm (7½ x 9¾"). Uncut with very large margins.
A plate from 'Cook's Voyage to the Pacific'. A traditional sledge from the Kamtschatka peninsula, far eastern Russia. 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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