Item #CL194-2 Boats Of The Friendly Islands. After John Webber, British.
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Boats Of The Friendly Islands

1791/1809. Hand-coloured aquatint with soft-ground, text including artist, title and date in plate below image, 32.6 x 44.5cm. Minor crinkles.

Text reads “J. Webber RA fecit. Vide Cook’s last Voy., vol. II, bk II, chap. IV. London, pub’d April 1, 1809 by Boydell & Comp’y, no. 90, Cheapside.” Held in NLA; British Museum; NLNZ.

John Webber was an English artist who accompanied Captain Cook on his third Pacific expedition. “John Webber’s engraved plates collectively form one of the most vibrant and romantic visual statements of the South Seas, and arguably the most striking publication ever to result from any of Cook’s expeditions.” Ref: Uni. of Adelaide Rare Books & Special Collections.

Item #CL194-2

Price (AUD): $990.00  other currencies

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