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Title

Plates to Cook's voyage

1784

Artists

Various

United Kingdom

after John Webber

England

1752 - 1793

No image
  • Details

    Other Title
    James Cook and James King, A voyage to the Pacific Ocean performed under the direction of Captains Cook, Clerke and Gore, in His Majesty's Ships the Resolutions and Discovery...1776-1780 (Cook's fatal third voyage), London, 1785
    Date
    1784
    Media categories
    Print , Book
    Materials used
    engraving
    Dimensions
    39.6 cm x 54.4 cm (each sheet) :

    1 - A view of Christmas Harbour, in Kerguellen's Land, Newton engraver, 22.2 x 38 cm, image

    1 - A view of Christmas Harbour, in Kerguellen's Land, Newton engraver, 26.4 x 40.5 cm, platemark

    2 - A man on Van Diemen's Land, J Caldwell engraver, 22.3 x 17.8 cm, image

    2 - A man on Van Diemen's Land, J Caldwell engraver, 28.4 x 22.1 cm, platemark

    3 - A woman of Van Diemen's land, J Caldwell engraver, 23 x 17.9 cm, image

    3 - A woman of Van Diemen's land, J Caldwell engraver, 28.2 x 22.3 cm, platemark

    4 - An opossum of Van Diemen's Land, P. Mezell engraver, 15 x 23.9 cm, image

    4 - An opossum of Van Diemen's Land, P. Mezell engraver, 21.5 x 27 cm, platemark

    5 - The Infide of a Hippa, in New Zealand, B.T. Pouncy engraver, 22.3 x 38 cm, image

    5 - The Infide of a Hippa, in New Zealand, B.T. Pouncy engraver, 25.1 x 40.6 cm, platemark

    6 - A Man of Mangea, W. Sharp engraver, 22.6 x 17.9 cm, image

    6 - A Man of Mangea, W. Sharp engraver, 30.6 x 24 cm, platemark

    7 - A View at Anamooka, W. Byrne engraver, 21.6 x 49.6 cm, image

    7 - A View at Anamooka, W. Byrne engraver, 26.4 x 52.8 cm, platemark

    8 - The reception of Captain Cook, in Hapaee, Heath engraver, 22.5 x 37.9 cm, image

    8 - The reception of Captain Cook, in Hapaee, Heath engraver, 25.8 x 40.5 cm, platemark

    9 - A boxing match, in Hapaee, I.Taylor engraver, 23 x 18.1 cm, image

    9 - A boxing match, in Hapaee, I.Taylor engraver, 30.3 x 22.5 cm, platemark

    10 - A night dance by men, in Hapaee, Wm Sharp engraver, 22 x 38.7 cm, image

    10 - A night dance by men, in Hapaee, Wm Sharp engraver, 41 x 27 cm, platemark

    11 - A night dance by women, in Hapee, W. Sharp engraver, 22.3 x 38.3 cm, image

    11 - A night dance by women, in Hapee, W. Sharp engraver, 41 x 27 cm, platemark

    12 - Poulaho, King of the Friendly Islands, J.Hall engraver, 23.2 x 18.1 cm, image

    12 - Poulaho, King of the Friendly Islands, J.Hall engraver, 28.5 x 22.5 cm, platemark

    13 - Poulaho, King of the Friendly Islands drinking Kava, W.Sharp engraver, 26.1 x 38.2 cm, image

    13 - Poulaho, King of the Friendly Islands drinking Kava, W.Sharp engraver, 26.7 x 41.4 cm, platemark

    14 - A Fiatooka, or Morai, in Tongataboo, W.Ellis engraver, 22.4 x 38 cm, image

    14 - A Fiatooka, or Morai, in Tongataboo, W.Ellis engraver, 25.8 x 40.7 cm, platemark

    15 - The Natche, a ceremony in honour of the king's son, in Tongataboo. J. Hall engraver, 25.1 x 46.7 cm, image

    15 - The Natche, a ceremony in honour of the king's son, in Tongataboo. J. Hall engraver, 31.4 x 49 cm, platemark

    16 - A woman of Eaoo, J.Hall engraver, 23.4 x 18 cm, image

    16 - A woman of Eaoo, J.Hall engraver, 29 x 22.3 cm, platemark

    17 - A human sacrifice, in a marai, in Otaheite, W.Woollett engraver, 24.5 x 46.7 cm, image

    17 - A human sacrifice, in a marai, in Otaheite, W.Woollett engraver, 28.5 x 48.6 cm, platemark

    18 - The body of Tee, a chief, as preserved after death, in Otaneite, W.Byrne engraver, 22.3 x 38 cm, image

    18 - The body of Tee, a chief, as preserved after death, in Otaneite, W.Byrne engraver, 25.8 x 40.4 cm, platemark

    19 - A young woman of Otaneite, bringing a present, E. Bartolozzi engraver, 22.6 x 16.2 cm, image

    19 - A young woman of Otaneite, bringing a present, E. Bartolozzi engraver, 34.9 x 28.1 cm, platemark

    20 - A dance in Otaheite, J.K.Sherwin engraver, 26.1 x 40.3 cm

    21 - A young woman of Otaneite, dancing, J.K Sherwin engraver, 23 x 18 cm, image

    21 - A young woman of Otaneite, dancing, J.K Sherwin engraver, 27.7 x 22.6 cm, platemark

    22 - A view of Huaheine, W.Byrne engraver, 23.2 x 47 cm, image

    22 - A view of Huaheine, W.Byrne engraver, 26.2 x 49.2 cm, platemark

    23 - A Morai, in Atooi, Lerperner engraver, 22.6 x 37.8 cm, image

    23 - A Morai, in Atooi, Lerperner engraver, 26.7 x 41 cm, platemark

    24 - The inside of the house, in the Morai, in Atooi, Scott engraver, 18 x 24.5 cm, image

    24 - The inside of the house, in the Morai, in Atooi, Scott engraver, 21.5 x 27.8 cm, platemark

    25 - An inland view, in Atooi, S.Middiman engraver, 22 x 46.6 cm, image

    25 - An inland view, in Atooi, S.Middiman engraver, 26 x 51.2 cm, platemark

    26 - A man of Nootka Sound, W.Sharp engraver, 22.3 x 17.3 cm, image

    26 - A man of Nootka Sound, W.Sharp engraver, 30.5 x 24.4 cm, platemark

    27 - A woman of Nootka Sound, W. Sharp engraver, 23.2 x 17.6 cm, image

    27 - A woman of Nootka Sound, W. Sharp engraver, 30.3 x 22.4 cm, platemark

    28 - Various articles, at Nootka Sound, J. Record engraver, 20.4 x 27.7 cm, image and platemark

    29 - A view of the habitation in Nootka Sound, S.Smith engraver, 21.9 x 37.4 cm, image

    29 - A view of the habitation in Nootka Sound, S.Smith engraver, 25.7 x 40 cm, platemark

    30 - The inside of a house in Nootka Sound, W.Sharp engraver, 22.5 x 37.5 cm, image

    30 - The inside of a house in Nootka Sound, W.Sharp engraver, 27 x 40.5 cm, platemark

    31 - A sea otter, Mazell engraver, 15.1 x 24.2 cm, image

    31 - A sea otter, Mazell engraver, 19.8 x 26.8 cm, platemark

    32 - A view of Snug Corner, in Prince William Sound, W. Ellis engraver, 22 x 37.3 cm, image

    32 - A view of Snug Corner, in Prince William Sound, W. Ellis engraver, 25.3 x 40.4 cm, platemark

    33 - A man of Prince William Sound, J. Bafire engraver, 22.8 x 18.1 cm, image

    33 - A man of Prince William Sound, J. Bafire engraver, 30.8 x 24.2 cm, platemark

    34 - A woman of Prince William Sound, J. Bafire engraver, 23 x 18.2 cm, image

    34 - A woman of Prince William Sound, J. Bafire engraver, 30.9 x 24.1 cm, platemark

    35 - A man of Oonalashka, W.Sharp engraver, 22.4 x 17.5 cm, image

    35 - A man of Oonalashka, W.Sharp engraver, 30.4 x 24.3 cm, platemark

    36 - A woman of Oonalashka, Delattre engraver, 23.2 x 17.4 cm, image

    36 - A woman of Oonalashka, Delattre engraver, 28.4 x 21.7 cm, platemark

    37 - Canoes of Oonalashka, W.Angus engraver, 17.6 x 24.5 cm, image

    37 - Canoes of Oonalashka, W.Angus engraver, 20.7 x 26.5 cm, platemark

    38 - The Tschuktschi, and their habitations, Lerpiniere engraver, 22.2 x 37.8 cm, image

    38 - The Tschuktschi, and their habitations, Lerpiniere engraver, 25.6 x 40.5 cm, platemark

    39 - Sea horses, E. Scott and J. Heath engravers, 22.4 x 37.4 cm, image

    39 - Sea horses, E. Scott and J. Heath engravers, 37 x 41 cm, platemark

    40 - Inhabitants of Norton Sound and their habitations, B.T. Pouncy engraver, 22.1 x 37.6 cm, image

    40 - Inhabitants of Norton Sound and their habitations, B.T. Pouncy engraver, 25.3 x 39.8 cm, platemark

    41 - Caps of the natives of Oonalashka, J. Record engraver, 28 x 20.9 cm, image/platemark

    42 - Natives of Oonanlashka, and their habitations, J Hall and S. Middiman engravers, 22 x 37.7 cm, image

    42 - Natives of Oonanlashka, and their habitations, J Hall and S. Middiman engravers, 25.8 x 41.4 cm, platemark

    43 - The inside of a house, in Oonalashka, W.Sharp engraver, 22 x 37.2 cm, image

    43 - The inside of a house, in Oonalashka, W.Sharp engraver, 25.7 x 40.3 cm, platemark

    44 - An offering before Captain Cook, in the Sandwich Islands, Middiman and Hall engravers, 22.3 x 37.6 cm, image

    44 - An offering before Captain Cook, in the Sandwich Islands, Middiman and Hall engravers, 26.2 x 40.8 cm, platemark

    45 - Tereobou, King of Owyhee, bringing presents to Captain Cook, B.T. Pouncy engraver, 22.2 x 37.8 cm, image

    45 - Tereobou, King of Owyhee, bringing presents to Captain Cook, B.T. Pouncy engraver, 25.9 x 40 cm, platemark

    46 - A man of the Sandwich Islands, dancing, C.Grignion engraver, 24.6 x 17.9 cm, image

    46 - A man of the Sandwich Islands, dancing, C.Grignion engraver, 30 x 20.8 cm, platemark

    47 - A young woman of the Sandwich Islands, J.K. Sherwin engraver, 23.2 x 18.4 cm, image

    47 - A young woman of the Sandwich Islands, J.K. Sherwin engraver, 29.1 x 22.8 cm, platemark

    48 - A man of the Sandwich Islands, with his helmet, J.K. Sherwin engraver, 23 x 18.6 cm, image

    48 - A man of the Sandwich Islands, with his helmet, J.K. Sherwin engraver, 29.3 x 22.9 cm, platemark

    49 - A canoe of the Sandwich Islands, the rowers masked, C.Grignion engraver, 22.2 x 37.7 cm, image

    49 - A canoe of the Sandwich Islands, the rowers masked, C.Grignion engraver, 25.9 x 40.4 cm, platemark

    50 - A man of the Sandwich Islands, in a mask, T.Cook engraver, 24.4 x 17.8 cm, image

    50 - A man of the Sandwich Islands, in a mask, T.Cook engraver, 28.4 x 20.7 cm, platemark

    51 - Various articles, at the Sandwich Islands, J Record engraver, 20.8 x 28 cm, image/platemark

    52 - A view of Karakakooa, in Owyhee, W.Byrne engraver, 22.7 x 50.8 cm, image

    52 - A view of Karakakooa, in Owyhee, W.Byrne engraver, 26.4 x 52.8 cm, platemark

    53 - A man of Kamtschatka, travelling in winter. S. Middiman engraver, 25.4 x 37.6 cm, image

    53 - A man of Kamtschatka, travelling in winter. S. Middiman engraver, 32.1 x 40.3 cm, platemark

    54 - A sledge of Kamtschatka, Woodyer engraver, 18.9 x 25.2 cm, image/platemark

    55 - A view at Bolcheretzkoi, in Kamtschatka, P. Benezech engraver, 21.1 x 31.8 cm, image

    55 - A view at Bolcheretzkoi, in Kamtschatka, P. Benezech engraver, 24.4 x 34.5 cm, platemark

    56 - A white bear, Mazell engraver, 17.8 x 24.6 cm, image

    56 - A white bear, Mazell engraver, 21.8 x 27.3 cm, platemark

    57 - A view of the town and harbour of St Peter and St Paul harbour, in Kamtschatka, B.T. Pouncy, 22.4 x 50.3 cm, image

    57 - A view of the town and harbour of St Peter and St Paul harbour, in Kamtschatka, B.T. Pouncy, 25 x 52.8 cm, platemark

    58 - A man of Kamtschatka, W.Sharp engraver, 22.5 x 17.3 cm, image

    58 - A man of Kamtschatka, W.Sharp engraver, 30.4 x 24.1 cm, platemark

    59 - A woman of Kamtschatka, W.Sharp engraver, 22.7 x 17.5 cm, image

    59 - A woman of Kamtschatka, W.Sharp engraver, 30.4 x 24.1 cm, platemark

    60 - Summer and winter habitations, in Kamtschatka, S.Smith engraver, 21.3 x 37.7 cm, image

    60 - Summer and winter habitations, in Kamtschatka, S.Smith engraver, 24.7 x 40.6 cm, platemark

    61 - The inside of a winter habitation in Kamtschatka, W.Sharp engraver, 22.3 x 38.7 cm, image

    61 - The inside of a winter habitation in Kamtschatka, W.Sharp engraver, 25.4 x 41.5 cm, platemark

    Signature & date

    Signed within each plate to print l.l. corner, black ink "J Webber del.". Not dated.

    Credit
    Purchased 1990
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    209.1990
    Artist information
    Various

    Works in the collection

    2

    Artist information
    after John Webber

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  • About

    John Webber was born in London, of Swiss descent. In the spring of 1776 he showed three works at the Royal Academy's annual exhibition, where they attracted the attention of Dr Daniel Solander, President of the Royal Society and a friend and colleague of botanist Joseph Banks. Both had sailed with Captain James Cook on his first voyage of exploration in the Pacific aboard the 'Endeavour', and were looking for a suitable artist to accompany them on a third trip. Solander recommended Webber to the Admiralty, and he was appointed almost immediately.

    The voyage commenced on 12 July 1776. Upon his return to London in 1780, Webber submitted about 200 finished works to the Admiralty, which he had made on the voyage. From autumn 1780 until summer 1784, he re-drew many of the drawings and supervized the engravers and printers who were preparing the images for publication, under the direction of Lord Sandwich ... The Gallery's copy was in the collection of Lord Hobart, after whom Hobart, Tasmania was named and who was the Secretary of State for War and the Colonies from March 1801 to May 1804.

    Hendrik Kolenberg and Anne Ryan, 'Australian prints in the Gallery's collection', AGNSW, 1998

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 1 publication

    • Hendrik Kolenberg and Anne Ryan, Australian prints from the Gallery's collection, Sydney, 1998, 18 (illus.). cat.no. 1. The engraving illustrated is called 'An opossum of Van Dieman's Land' and is taken from the book 'A voyage to the Pacific Ocean'.

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