The Voyages of Captain Cook (1776-1780)

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The third voyage of Captain James Cook (1728-1779) was organized to discover the Northwest Passage and explored the waters of the Pacific Ocean north of the Equator. The official artist of Cook's Third Voyage was John Webber (1752-1793) who diligently recorded the sights of the journey as they were experienced. Original engravings done after Webber's drawings and paintings document the people and places of the Pacific voyage. These engravings were published in 1784-85 in the large four volume atlas Voyage to the Pacific Ocean...for Making Discoveries in the Northern Hemisphere...to Determine the Position and Extent of the West Side of North America.... The atlas was published by G. Nichol and Thomas Cadell in London.

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    A Man of Nootka Sound

    Plate 38 for Voyage to the Pacific Ocean... 1776-1780, recording the Third Voyage of Captain Cook. Engraving by W. Sharp. Watermark.
    Plate mark: 11-7/8 x 9-1/4 inches. Sheet: 14 x 11-1/2 inches.
    29044c
    $425
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    A Man of Kamtschatka

    Plate 75 for Voyage to the Pacific Ocean... 1776-1780, recording the Third Voyage of Captain Cook. Engraving by W. Sharp, drawing by John Webber. Watermark. Some foxing.
    Plate mark: 11-7/8 x 9-1/2 inches. Sheet: 13-1/2 x 11-1/4 inches.
    29045c
    $200
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    A Woman of Kamtschatka

    Plate 76 for Voyage to the Pacific Ocean... 1776-1780, recording the Third Voyage of Captain Cook. Engraving by W. Sharp, drawing by John Webber. Watermark. Some spots of foxing or mildew, mostly in right margin.
    Plate mark: 11-7/8 x 9-1/2 inches. Sheet: 14-3/8 x 10-3/4 inches.
    29046c
    $200
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    A Woman of Eaoo (Tonga)

    Plate 23 for Voyage to the Pacific Ocean... 1776-1780, recording the Third Voyage of Captain Cook. Engraving, published in 1784. Engraved by J. Hall, drawing by John Webber. Some spotting, mostly in margins.
    Plate mark: 11-5/8 x 8-3/4 inches. Sheet: 23 x 17 inches.
    22149
    SOLD
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    Polaho, King of the Friendly Islands (Tonga)

    Plate 18 for Voyage to the Pacific Ocean... 1776-1780, recording the Third Voyage of Captain Cook. Engraving, published in 1784. Engraved by J. Hall, drawing by John Webber. Very minor spotting in outer margins. One spot of foxing just below image.
    Plate mark: 11-1/4 x 8-3/4 inches. Sheet: 23 x 17 inches.
    22150
    $325
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    A Man of Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania)

    Plate 6 for Voyage to the Pacific Ocean... 1776-1780, recording the Third Voyage of Captain Cook. Engraving, published in 1784. Engraved by J. Caldwall, drawing by John Webber. Some spotting in margins, away from image.
    Plate mark: 11-1/8 x 8-5/8 inches. Sheet: 23 x 17 inches.
    22152
    $250
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    A Woman of Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania)

    Plate 7 for Voyage to the Pacific Ocean... 1776-1780, recording the Third Voyage of Captain Cook. Engraving, published in 1784. Engraved by J. Caldwall, drawing by John Webber. Some spotting and discoloration, mostly in margins.
    Plate mark: 11 x 8-3/4 inches. Sheet: 23 x 17 inches.
    22153
    $200
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    A Man of Mangea (Tonga)

    Plate 11 for Voyage to the Pacific Ocean... 1776-1780, recording the Third Voyage of Captain Cook. Engraving, published in 1785. Engraved by W. Sharp, drawing by John Webber.
    Plate mark: 12 x 9-1/2 inches. Sheet: 21 x 14-1/2 inches.
    304266
    $250
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    A Young Woman of Otaheite (Tahiti), Bringing a Present

    Plate 27 for Voyage to the Pacific Ocean... 1776-1780, recording the Third Voyage of Captain Cook. Engraving, published in 1784. Engraved by F. Bartolozzi, drawing by John Webber. Some spotting, mostly in margins.
    Plate mark: 13-3/4 x 11 inches. Sheet: 23 x 17 inches.
    22148
    $500
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    A Young Woman of Otaheite (Tahiti),  Dancing

    Plate 29 for Voyage to the Pacific Ocean... 1776-1780, recording the Third Voyage of Captain Cook. Engraving, published in 1785. Engraved by J.K. Sherwin, drawing by John Webber.
    Plate mark: 10-7/8 x 9 inches. Sheet: 23 x 17 inches.
    304283
    $350
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    The Tschutktschi and Their Habitations

    Plate 51 for Voyage to the Pacific Ocean... 1776-1780, recording the Third Voyage of Captain Cook. Engraving by Lerpiniere. Some light foxing.
    Plate mark: 10-1/8 x 16 inches. Sheet: 12-1/2 x 18-1/4 inches.
    29051c
    $325
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    The Inside of a Winter Habitation, in Kamtschatka

    Plate 78 for Voyage to the Pacific Ocean... 1776-1780, recording the Third Voyage of Captain Cook. Engraving by W. Sharp. Clean, excellent impression. Margins trimmed.
    Plate mark: 10-1/8 x 16-1/4 inches. Sheet: 11 x 17 inches.
    29052c
    $300
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    A View at Bolcheretzkoi, in Kamtschatka

    Plate 72 for Voyage to the Pacific Ocean... 1776-1780, recording the Third Voyage of Captain Cook. Engraving by P. Benezech. Watermark. Minor spotting, especially verso.
    Plate mark: 9-1/2 x 13-5/8 inches. Sheet: 11-3/4 x 15-1/4 inches.
    29053c
    $250
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    Summer and Winter Habitations, in Kamtschatka

    Plate 77 for Voyage to the Pacific Ocean... 1776-1780, recording the Third Voyage of Captain Cook. Engraving by S. Smith. Watermark. Stained verso, small damages into image at top edge. Margins trimmed.
    Plate mark: 9-1/2 x 15-7/8 inches. Sheet: 10-3/8 x 16-3/4 inches.
    29054c
    $275
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    The Inside of a House in Nootka Sound

    Plate 42 for Voyage to the Pacific Ocean... 1776-1780, recording the Third Voyage of Captain Cook. Engraving by W. Sharp. Foxed, iron particles, stains.
    Plate mark: 10-3/4 x 15-7/8 inches. Sheet: 12-3/4 x 18 inches.
    29055c
    $385
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    Inhabitants of Norton Sound, and their Habitations

    Plate 54 for Voyage to the Pacific Ocean... 1776-1780, recording the Third Voyage of Captain Cook. Engraving by B.T. Pouncy. 1883 watermark. Very minor foxing.
    Plate mark: 10 x 15-3/4 inches. Sheet: 12-1/2 x 18 inches.
    29056c
    $260
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    Boats of the Friendly Islands

    From Recordings of Captain Cook’s 2nd Voyage. Published in 1777, London. Engraving by W. Watts, drawing by William Hodges. Small margins.
    9-7/8 x 15-3/4 inches.
    6381
    $175
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    A Sea Otter

    Plate 43 for Voyage to the Pacific Ocean... 1776-1780, recording the Third Voyage of Captain Cook. Engraving, published in 1784. Engraved by Mazell, drawing by John Webber. A few very minor spots in margins, well away from image.
    Plate mark: 7-3/4 x 10-1/2 inches. Sheet: 17 x 23 inches.
    22173
    SOLD
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    An Offering Before Captain Cook, in the Sandwich Islands (Hawaii)

    Plate 60 for Voyage to the Pacific Ocean... 1776-1780, recording the Third Voyage of Captain Cook. Engraving, published in 1784. Landscape engraved by S. Middiman, figures engraved by J. Hall. Drawing by John Webber.
    Plate mark: 10 x 15-7/8 inches. Sheet: 17 x 23 inches.
    22177
    $1400
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    A View of Christmas Harbour, in Kerguelen’s Land

    Plate 4 for Voyage to the Pacific Ocean... 1776-1780, recording the Third Voyage of Captain Cook. Engraving, published in 1784. Engraved by Newton, drawing by John Webber. Minor stains in margins.
    Plate mark: 10-5/8 x 16 inches. Sheet: 13-1/8 x 17-3/4 inches (trimmed).
    304261
    $325
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    The Reception of Captain Cook in Hapaee (Tonga)

    Plate 14 for Voyage to the Pacific Ocean... 1776-1780, recording the Third Voyage of Captain Cook. Engraving, published in 1785. Engraved by Heath, drawing by John Webber. Very minor soiling.
    Plate mark: 10-1/8 x 16 inches. Sheet: 12-1/2 x 18-5/8 inches (trimmed).
    304267
    $400
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    A Night Dance by Men, in Hapaee (Tonga)

    Plate 16 for Voyage to the Pacific Ocean... 1776-1780, recording the Third Voyage of Captain Cook. Engraving, published in 1784. Engraved by William Sharp, drawing by John Webber.
    10-1/2 x 16 inches. Sheet: 15-1/2 x 21-7/8 inches.
    304269
    $450
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    A Dance in Otaheite (Tahiti)

    Plate 28 for Voyage to the Pacific Ocean... 1776-1780, recording the Third Voyage of Captain Cook. Engraving, published in 1784. Engraved by J.K. Sherwin, drawing by John Webber. Light foxing. Previous tape along top margin edge.
    Plate mark: 10-3/8 x 16 inches. Sheet: 15-1/2 x 21-1/2 inches inches.
    304309
    $550
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    An Inland View, in Atooi (Kauai, Hawaii)

    Plate 35 for Voyage to the Pacific Ocean... 1776-1780, recording the Third Voyage of Captain Cook. Engraving, published in 1785. Engraved by S. Middiman, drawing by John Webber. Light foxing all over.
    Plate mark: 10-1/4 x 20-1/8 inches. Sheet: 15-1/4 x 20-7/8 inches.
    304311
    $750
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    A Sledge of Kamtschatka

    Plate 71 for Voyage to the Pacific Ocean... 1776-1780, recording the Third Voyage of Captain Cook. Engraving by Woodyer. Watermark. Soiled and toned. Printer’s crease in the image.
    Plate mark: 7-3/8 x 10 inches. Sheet: 10-5/8 x 13 inches.
    29047c
    $165
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    Canoes of Oonalashka

    Plate 50 for Voyage to the Pacific Ocean... 1776-1780, recording the Third Voyage of Captain Cook. Engraving by W. Angus. Watermark. Faint trace of foxing.
    Plate mark: 8-1/8 x 10-1/2 inches. Sheet: 10-1/4 x 12-7/8 inches.
    29048c
    $300
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    Caps of the Natives of Oonalashka

    Plate 56 for Voyage to the Pacific Ocean... 1776-1780, recording the Third Voyage of Captain Cook. Engraving by J. Record. Watermark.
    Plate mark: 11 x 8-1/8 inches. 14-1/4 x 10-5/8 inches.
    29049c
    $175
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    Various Articles at Nootka Sound

    Plate 40 for Voyage to the Pacific Ocean... 1776-1780, recording the Third Voyage of Captain Cook. Engraving by J. Record.
    Plate mark: 8 x 11 inches. Sheet: 11 x 14 inches.
    29050c
    $275
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    Various Articles, at the Sandwich Islands (Hawaii)

    Plate 67 for Voyage to the Pacific Ocean... 1776-1780, recording the Third Voyage of Captain Cook. Engraving, published in 1785. Engraved by J. Record, drawing by John Webber. Some minor spotting, mainly in margins.
    Plate mark: 8-1/8 x 11 inches. Sheet: 14-1/2 x 20-1/4 inches.
    304314
    $400