London: Nicol & Cadell, 1784. Near Fine. First Edition. [Illus. 10.125x7in on 22x16.5in Sheet]; Plate 39 from Nicol & Cadell, 1784, printed with J. Webber del on bottom left and W. Sharp sculp on bottom right; Minor age toning to sheet along edges with several small closed tears on edges not affecting print, prior owner repair to crease fold closed tear not affecting print, horizontal fold crease through print. [Beddie 1543 and 1743]. Item #13483
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.