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A Sea Otter


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User collections Captain Cook's Third Voyage by NMMCollections
Gallery locationNot on display
PeopleArtist: Webber, John
Engraver: Mazell, Peter

Object details:

Object ID PAI3916
Description This engraving is after a drawing by John Webber from John Hawkesworth's account (1773) of the voyages of Captain James Cook, Joseph Banks and Captain John Byron. Captain James Cook (1728-1779) made three separate voyages to the Pacific (with the ships Endeavour, Resolution, Adventure, and Discovery) and did more than any other voyager to explore the Pacific and Southern Ocean. Cook not only encountered Pacific cultures for the first time, but also assembled the first large-scale collections of Pacific objects to be brought back to Europe. He was killed in Hawaii in 1779. John Webber was the artist on Cook’s third voyage from 1776-1780. 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. This was likely when Webber made this drawing. Loosely bound in album with PAI3893-PAI3915, PAI3917-PAI3936.; Plate No.43 in Cook's Voyage to the Pacific.
Date made 1778

Artist/Maker Webber, John
Mazell, Peter
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Materials engraving & etching
Measurements Platemark: 200 mm x 267 mm; Primary support: 390 mm x 535 mm
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