After John Webber (1750-1793)
Lot 20 Details
After John Webber (1750-1793), British
A FOLIO OF 36 ALASKAN-SIBERIAN VIEWS (FROM COOK’S THIRD VOYAGE 1776-79)
Thirty-six etchings with letters by various engravers; each numbered in the plate
one After William Alexander (1767-1816), British; and a chart of Islands To the Southward of Tchu-San by John Barrow. Unframed.
Sheet 23" x 17.4" — 58.4 x 44.2 cm.
John Webber was the commissioned artist for Captain James Cook’s third voyage (1776-1780). This folio of works is historically significant as it captures and documents life in territories of the Pacific Northwest, Alaska and Russia previously unrecorded.