The Tschuktschi, and their Habitations.
[London: Nicol & Cadell, n.d., c.1785.]
Engraving. On watermarked paper. Platemark: 255 x 400mm (10 x 15¾"). Uncut with very large margins. Slight repair below title.
A plate from 'Cook's Voyage to the Pacific'. A view of with large tents of animal skins laid over a framework of poles, with figures and dogs, including a man to right with his back to the viewer, wearing a quiver and carrying a bow. Two others standing, talking in the left foreground, with quivers and bows, one also carrying a spear, attached to a ring in his coat. Moutains can be seen in the background. 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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