London: Nicol & Cadell, 1784. Near Fine. First Edition. [Illus. 9.125x7in on 21.75x15in Sheet]; Plate 39 from Nicol & Cadell, 1784, printed with J. Webber del on bottom left and W. Sharp sculp on bottom right; Some age toning to sheet along edges with several soil spots and small closed tears on edges not affecting darker print. [Beddie 1543 and 1743]. Item #13482
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.
From the National Maritime Museum, " Cook's traveled to Nootka Sound (King George's Sound), Vancouver Island, on the north-west coast of America between March 29-April 26th, 1778. It is noted that Webber, in representing indigenous people, tended to see the ethnic type rather than the individual.