[Alaska] Canoes of Oonalashka.
[London: Nicol & Cadell, n.d., c.1785.]
Engraving with very large margins. On watermarked paper. Platemark: 205 x 260mm (8 x 10¼"). Uncut.
A plate from 'Cook's Voyage to the Pacific'. Two canoes, sailing to the left, with two men in the upper one, which has a curved tip, both rowing with single-headed paddles. One is in the lower canoe, rowing both sides with a double-headed paddle. 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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