A Man of Kamtschatka, Travelling in Winter.
[London: Nicol & Cadell, n.d., c.1785.]
Engraving, very fine. On watermarked paper. Platemark: 250 x 400mm (9¾ x 15¾"). Uncut with very large margins.
A plate from 'Cook's Voyage to the Pacific'. A scene in the Kamtschatka peninsula of far eastern Russia, depicting a man travelling ascross the snowy landscape on a sledge pulled by a pack of five dogs. 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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