London: Alexander Hogg, 1785. Very Good. First Edition. John Webber. [Illus. 7.875x12.75in on 9.375x14.125in Sheet] [Published as the Act Directs by Alex'r Hogg, at the Kings Arms, No. 16 Paternoster Row]; Possible proof printing for later editions, no printed plate number or other information on illustrator or sculptor; Possible inclusion in the Anderson, G.W. edition printed in 80 parts or the Hogg edition, 1785; Some soiling and age toning at edges. [Originally from Plate 41, The Voyage of the Resolution and Discovery 1776-1780, London: Nicol & Cadell, 1784] [Engraved by S. Smith] [Beddie 21 and 17]. Item #13478
John Webber (1752-1793) was the official artist that accompanied Captain Cook on the third voyage of the Resolution and Discovery, 1776-1780. This voyage was to the islands of the Pacific, Australia, the Pacific Northwest America, Alaska, Kamchatka and Hawaii. In Hawaii, Cook was killed in a misunderstanding with the natives at Kealakekua Bay. Webber oversaw the engravings ordered by the Admiralty for the publication in 1784.