[Alaska] Inhabitants of Norton Sound, and their Habitations.
[London: Nicol & Cadell, n.d., c.1785.]
Engraving with very large margins. On watermarked paper. Platemark: 250 x 395mm (9¾ x 15½"). Creasing in centre. Uncut.
A plate from 'Cook's Voyage to the Pacific'. An exterior view showing woman carrying a bucket with a child at her back, secured in cloth wrapped around her body, walking to right in the centre foreground. A man can be seen slightly behind, carrying a fish, with a log house partly covered with thatch behind them. A kayak is shown near the water in the right foreground, with hills and trees in the background and a glimpse of another bay to right. 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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