Lot 52 of 420:
Five engraved plates after J. Webber  

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Estimate:
$500 - $800

Title:
Five engraved plates from Captain Cook's Voyages
Author:
Webber, J.
Place:
[London]
Publisher:
[Printed by W. and A. Strahan for G. Nicol and T. Cadell]
Date:
[c.1784]
Description:

5 copper-engraved plates. Mostly 21.5x25 cm (8¼x9¼"), with one larger 25.5x40 cm (10x16"); with margins: 55.5x41.5 cm (21½x16¼").

A selection of copper-engraved plates after J. Webber from the atlas volume of Captain James Cooks' "A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean...1776-1780, Recording the Third Voyage of Captain Cook". Plates include:

  • No. 50. Canoes of O onalashka.
  • No. 54. Inhabitants of Norton Sound, and their Habitations.
  • No. 71. A sledge of Kamtschatka.
  • No. 75. A Man of Kamtschatka.
  • No. 76. A Woman of  Kamtschatka.
Lot Amendments
Condition:
Plates expertly cleaned; some light edgewear with occasional minor chips, light foxing mostly to margins; very good or better.
 
Item number:
285771
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