Canoes used by the Natives of Oonalashka hand-colored engraving c1800 print. John WEBBER.

Canoes used by the Natives of Oonalashka hand-colored engraving c1800 print

Place Published: NP
Publisher: NP
Date Published: [1800]
Binding: No binding

A hand-colored engraving. Mounted to a sturdy card by one corner; very light wrinkle at top edge, and several very small, light foxing spots; blank on the reverse. Condition is Very Good.

An attractive hand-colored engraving, measuring roughly 7.5 by 5.75 inches. There is no artist or engraver information, and the margins have been trimmed. There is no date - there were a number of fine editions of Cook's Voyages that this could be from; a rough guess would be circa 1790-1820. When held to the light the weave of the old cloth paper is clear and their is a partial watermark at one edge.

A nice engraving of native Aleutian Islanders in their canoes. Possibly from one of a series sketched by John Webber, a 24 year old artist who accompanied Captain James Cook on his third voyage to the Pacific and to America's Pacific Northwest coast in 1788. The drawings were done while Cook's ships, the Resolution and Discovery, anchored in the harbor of Unalaska for supplies and repairs.
Very Good. Item #1768

$45.00 USD
$60.40 CAD

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