[Alaska] Caps of the Natives of Oonalashka.
[London: Nicol & Cadell, n.d., c.1785.]
Engraving with large margins. Platemark: 280 x 205mm (11 x 8¼"). Uncut. Light creasing and staining.
A plate from 'Cook's Voyage to the Pacific'. Two detailed caps of the natives of Oonalashka, Alaska, both highly detailed in pattern, the upper decorated with feathers. 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.
[Ref: 34336] £90.00