[Seal] A Sea Otter.
[London: Nicol & Cadell, n.d., c.1785.]
Engraving with very large margins. On watermarked paper. Platemark: 200 x 270mm (8 x 10½"). Uncut.
A plate from 'Cook's Voyage to the Pacific'. A reclining Nootka Sound sea otter on the shore with rocks and vegetationin the surrounding area. Nootka Sound is an inlet of the Pacific Ocean on the west coast of Vancouver Island, in the Canadian province of British Columbia. Historically also known as King George's Sound, as a strait it separates Vancouver Island and Nootka Island. 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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