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GALLERY 5 ~ THIRD VOYAGE 1768-71

Title: Header of theYork Courant
Description: York Courant, p.1
Date: Tuesday8 August 1775
Author:
Dimensions:
Collection: British Library
Reference no:
612 03F91558R
Record no.: C2216-01
Header of the York Courant

Title: Omia sets out for Portsmouth
Description: York Courant, p.2On Monday Omiah, the Otaheitean, took his Leave of his Majesty, and Yesterday set out for Portsmouth, where he is to embark on board Capt. Cooke’s Ship in order to return home.
Yesterday Capt.Cooke, of his Majesty’s Ship Resolution, who is going out for the third Time on further Discoveries to the South Seas, took Leave of his Majesty, he being in a few Days to sail in Company with the Discovery, Capt.Clark, now at Gravesend, on the said Voyage
Date: Tuesday18 June 1776
Author:
Dimensions:
Collection: British Library
Reference no: 612 03F91558R
Record no.: C2216-06
Omia sets out for Portsmouth

Plymouth to Cape Town
12 July-30 Nov 1776

Title: European vessel under sail in heavy seas
Description: Possibly the Discovery painted from the Resolution
Watercolour
Date: 1776-80
Author: John Webber (unsigned)
Dimensions: 225 x 346
Collection: British Library
Reference no: Add. Ms.17277f.4
Record no.:C3120-01
European vessel under sail in heavy seas

Title: The Resolution
Description: Starboard view.Figurehead of a sea serpent identifies it as Resolution
Pencil & Watercolour
Date:1776-80
Author: John Webber
Dimensions: 260 x 281
Collection: British Library
Reference no: Add. Ms.17277f.2
Record no.: C3119-08
The Resolution

Title: The Resolution
Description: Stern View
Pencil
Date: 1776-80
Author: John Webber (unsigned)
Dimensions: 432 x 370
Collection: British Library
Reference no: Add. Ms.17277f.1
Record no.: C3119-07
The Resolution. Stern View

 

Prince Edward, Marion and Kerguelen Islands
12 Dec-30 Dec 1776

Title: View of Christmas Harbour
Description: View of Christmas Harbour, Kerguelen Island. Resolution and Discovery at anchor.
In the foreground, penguins in groups, and a sea-lion. Two ships’ boats landing crew on the shore.
Cook wrote: “I found the shore in a manner covered with Penguins and other birds and Seals…so fearless that we killed as ma(n)y as we chose for the sake of their fat or blubber to make Oil for our lamps and other uses… Here I display’d the British flag and named the harbour Christmas harbour as we entered it on that Festival”
Pen, wash and water-colour
Author: John Webber
Dimensions: 492 x 657
Collection: British Library
Reference no: Add.Ms 15513 f.3
Record no.: 8350
View of Christmas Harbour, Kerguelen Island. Resolution and Discovery at anchor


Title:A View of Christmas Harbour in Kerguelen’s Land
Description: View of Christmas Harbour, Kerguelen Island. Resolution and Discovery at anchor.
In the foreground, penguins in groups, and a sea-lion. Two ships’ boats landing crew on the shore. Man stalking penguins.
Cook wrote: “I found the shore in a manner covered with Penguins and other birds and Seals…so fearless that we killed as ma(n)y as we chose for the sake of their fat or blubber to make Oil for our lamps and other uses… Here I display’d the British flag and named the harbour Christmas harbour as we entered it on that Festival” (Journals III, i, 29-32)
Engraving after drawing by John Webber in Cook/King (1784) pl.4, I, 62-7
Date: 25-30 December 1776 (published 1784)
Author: J.Webber del.(blhc), Newton sculp.(brhc)
Dimensions:
Collection: Captain Cook Birthplace Museum
Reference no:MIDDM.2003.1216d
Record no.:1216d03
A View of Christmas Harbour in Kerguelen’s Land

 

Tasmania & New Zealand
24 Jan-25 Feb 1777

Title: Man of Van Dieman's Land [Tasmania]
Description: Engraving produced in 1784 after a drawing by John Webber
From “A Collection of Drawings made in the Countries visited by Captain Cook in his First Voyage. 1768-1771”
Date: January 1777 (published 1784)
Author: John Webber
Dimensions:
Collection: British Library
Reference no: Add.Ms 23920f.33
Record no.: 10067
Man of Van Dieman's Land [Tasmania]

Title: The Hippah
Description: View of the Hippah, or fortified village, at the south-west point of Motuara in Queen Charlotte Sound, New Zealand. The view looks north, with Motuara in the background. The drawing may have resulted from Captain Cook's visit on 15 February 1777. The Maori habitations are within a stockade of stakes, seen on right. A small group of Maoris are by a pathway, and two others are seated further back. This settlement was described by Cook on his first voyage.
Pencil, ink & water-colour
Date: February 1777
Author: John Webber
Dimensions: 317 x 495
Collection: British Library
Reference no: Add.Ms 15513f.6
Record no.: C2221-03
The Hippah

Title: The Wattle Bird
Description: Wattle Bird of New Zealand.
Description of bird in Cook, Journals III, 2, 806
Pen, wash and water-colour
Date: February 1777
Author: John Webber
Dimensions:
Collection: British Library
Reference no: Add. Ms.17277f.9
Record no.:C3120-02
The Wattle Bird

The Cook Islands
29 Mar-17 Apr 1777

Tonga and Tubauai
25 Apr-10 Aug 1777
Nomuka 1-14 May 1777

Title: The Harbour of Annamooka
Description: The Harbour of Annamooka , now Nomuka, part of the Ha’apai group of Tonga.
Samwell wrote: “Capt Cook went on shore in the Bay & fixed upon a House which he hired of the Indians for our Use during our Stay….& a Market was established before the House…where those who had any thing for market exposed them to sale.” (Journals III, 2, 1013)
Pen wash and water-colour
Date: 1-14 May 1777
Author: John Webber del 1777
Dimensions: 448 x 1000
Collection: British Library
Reference no: Add.Ms.15513 f.7
Record no.: C3118-01
The Harbour of Annamooka

 

Title: Reception of Capt Cook at Hapaee
Description: Reception of Captain Cook at Hapaee, one of the islands of the Ha’apai group of Tonga. Captain Cook seated with the chiefs, watching two pairs of combatants; one pair boxing, the other pair fighting with clubs, within a large circle of spectators. Some men of Cook's company are on the left on the fringe of the crowd.
Cook wrote: “Presently after a number of men entered the Circle or Area before us, armed with Clubs….and began to engage and continued till one or the other gave out or their weapons were broke….there were Wristling and Boxing matches; the first were performed in the same m(an)ner as at Otahiete, and the second very little different from the method practiced in England.” (Journals, III, i, 107)
Pen, wash and water-colour
Date: 17-29 May 1777
Author:J. Webber
Dimensions: 448 x 636
Collection: British Library
Reference no: Add.Ms 15513 f.8
Record no.: 11163 tif
Reception of Capt Cook at Hapaee

Title: A Boxing Match, Friendly Islands
Description: Boxing Match, Friendly Islands, showing two men boxing with spectators seated in a semicircle and palm trees sketched faintly in the background
Pencil, ink and water-colour wash.
Date: 17-29 May 1777 (drawn 1778)
Author: Signed and dated “Jno. Webber del 1778”
Dimensions: 311 x 451
Collection: British Library
Reference no: Add.Ms 15513 f.9.
Record no.: 11313.tif
A Boxing Match, Friendly Islands

 

Tahiti and the Society Islands
12 Aug-30 Nov 1777

Title: Waheiadooa, Chief of Oheitepeha, lying in state
Description: Waheiadooa, Chief of Oheitepeha, lying in state, recorded by Captain Cook during his visit to Tahiti on 19 August 1777. A funerary stage supports the shrouded corpse with an attendant. They are sheltered by a grass-roofed awning, and surrounded by a low palisade. On either side, two stands for offerings [whatta] contain fruit.
Pencil, ink and water-colour.
Date: 19 August 1777
Author: John Webber
Dimensions:375 x 543
Collection: British Library
Reference no: Add.Ms 15513 f.14
Record no.: 11378 tif
Waheiadooa, Chief of Oheitepeha, lying in state

Title: A Human Sacrifice At Otaheiti
Description: A Human Sacrifice At Otaheiti observed by Cook and his officers at the great Morai at Attahouroo [Utuaimahurau]on Tahiti, 1st September 1777.
Described in Journals III, 2, 978-84. A bound figure in the foreground, with men digging a hole for the body behind, and the whatta containing two dogs and three pigs sacrificed previously. On left, two drummers, and the chief priest with other priests around him. The ceremony was performed in the presence of Otoo [Tu], with Captain Cook, another officer [William Anderson], and Omai, all standing on the right
Pen, wash & water-colour
Date: 1 September 1777 (Oct 1777)
Author: Signed and dated “John Webber. Oct.1777”
Dimensions: 422 x 625
Collection: British Library
Reference no: Add.Ms 15513f.16
Record no.: 003452
A Human Sacrifice At Otaheiti

Title: A Dance at Otaheiti
Description: A dance or heiva at Otaheite [Tahiti]. Two men and two women dancing on matting, with drummers behind under a thatched open-fronted building with crowds to left and right.
Pen, wash & water-colour.
Date: September 1777
Author: Signed and dated “John Webber del 1777”
Dimensions: 432 x 546
Collection: British Library
Reference no: Add.Ms 15513f.19
Record no.: c2221-05
A Dance at Otaheiti

Title: A Canoe of a Chief of Otaheite
Description:
A Canoe of a Chief of Otaheite, possibly the canoe which Tu presented to Cook to take to England, but which Cook declined because of its size.Pen, wash & watercolour
Date:
1777
Author:
John Webber
Dimensions:
364 x 527
Collection:
British Library
Reference no: Add.Ms 15513f.26
Record no.:11187
A Canoe of a Chief of Otaheite

 

MOOREA (AIMEO)
30 September – 11 Oct 1777

Title: A view of Aimeo Harbour (Papetoai Bay)
Description: A view of Aimeo Harbour (Papetoai Bay), Moorea (Aimeo), part of the Society Islands, with the Resolution and Discovery at anchor and many native craft.
Pen,wash and water-colour
Date: 30 Sep-11 Oct 1777
Author: John Webber
Dimensions: 441 x 632
Collection: British Library
Reference no: Add.Ms 15513 f.20
Record no.: C3118-02
A view of Aimeo Harbour (Papetoai Bay)

Title: A View of Aimeo Harbour (Papetoai Bay)
Description: Aview of Aimeo Harbour (Papetoai Bay), Moorea (Aimeo) looking towards the sea with the masts of Resolution and Discovery. (View looking in the opposite direction to British Library Add.Ms.15513 f.20)
Pen, wash and water-colour
Date: 30 Sep-11 Oct 1777
Author: John Webber
Dimensions: 317 x 495
Collection: British Library
Reference no: Add.Ms 15513 f.21
Record no.: C3118-03
A View of Aimeo Harbour (Papetoai Bay)

Huaheine 12 Oct-2 Nov 1777

Title: A View of the Harbour of Huaheine (Fare)
Description: A View of the Harbour of Huaheine (Fare), one of the Society Islands, with Resolution and native craft in the bay. Cook had a house built here for the returning native Omai.
Pen wash and watercolour
Date: 12 Oct-2 Nov 1777
Author: Signed and dated “John Webber 1777”
Dimensions: 445 x 633
Collection: British Library
Reference no: Add.Ms.15513 f.22
Record no.: C3118-04
A View of the Harbour of Huaheine (Fare)

Title: Omai’s public entry on his first landing at Otaheite
Description: Omai’s public entry on his first landing at Otaheite, showing Omai wearing armour and mounted on a horse.
From (Unknown author) “Journal of Captain Cook's last voyage to the Pacific ocean in Discovery, performed in the years 1776, 1777, 1778 and 1779 illustrated with cuts and a chart showing the tracts of the ships employed in this expedition.” London.
Date:About 1771
Author:Unknown
Dimensions:
Collection: Captain Cook Birthplace Museum, Middlesbrough Council
Reference no: 2003.1031
Record no.:1031c03.jpg
Omai’s public entry on his first landing at Otaheite

 

BORABORA (BOLABOLA)
8-9 December 1777

Title: A Portrait of a Chief of Oparapora (Borabora)
Description: A Portrait of a Chief of Oparapora (Borabora), possibly Puni. A bearded man with arms heavily tattooed with flat rectangular patches, and a large patch on his left side
Pencil and water-colour.
Date: December 1777
Author: Signed and dated “Jno.Webber del.1777”
Dimensions: 314 x 486
Collection: British Library
Reference no: Add.Ms 15513f.24
Record no.: 10952 tif
A Portrait of a Chief of Oparapora

 

Hawaii (1st visit)
18 Jan – 2 Feb 1778

Title: Captain Cook’s description of Hawaiians
Description: Captain Cook’s description of Hawaiians from his Journal, February 1778
Date: February 1778
Author: Captain James Cook
Dimensions:
Collection: British Library
Reference no: Egerton 2177 Af.367
Record no.: 12236.tif
Captain Cook’s description of Hawaiians

Title: An Inland View at Waimea, Atooi (Kauai)
Description: An Inland View at Waimea, Atooi (Kauai), an Hawaiian village.Cook’s crew trading with natives, including birds, plants, clothing, cloth, in return for casks, azes, etc. Some men are rolling barrels, others bartering with Hawaiians. At right, two natives carrying a pig strung to a pole. Behind them, native huts, and panoramic view of the interior.
Cook wrote: “We no sooner landed, that a trade was set on foot for hogs and potatoes, which the people gave us in exchange for nails and pieces of iron formed into some thing like chisels….At sun set I brought every body on board, having got during the day Nine tons of water….about sixty or eighty Pigs, a few Fowls, a quantity of potatoes and a few plantains and Tara roots.” (Journals III, i. 269 & 272)
Pencil, ink and water-colour
Date: 19-23 January 1778
Author: John Webber
Dimensions: 432 x 978
Collection: British Library
Reference no: Add.Ms 15513f.29
Record no.: 19358
An Inland View at Waimea, Atooi (Kauai)

 

Cape Foulweather to Nootka Sound
27 Feb-26 Apr 1778

Nootka Sound to Cook Inlet
27 Apr – 6 June 1778

Title: Representations of Animals used as decoys
Description: Representations of Animals used as decoys, including two wood bird masks, a bird rattle, an Alaskan or Siberian bentwood visor, and an Alaskan seal decoy helmet.
Cook wrote: “Whether these masks are worn as an Ornament in their public entertainments, or as some thought, to guard the face against the arrows of the enimy, or as decoys in hunting, I shall not pretend to say; probably on all these occasions.” (Journals III, i, 314-15)
Wash and water-colour.
Date: April 1778
Author: John Webber
Dimensions:533 x 381
Collection: British Library
Reference no: Add.Ms 15514 f.5
Record no.: 10878 tif
Representations of Animals used as decoys

Title: Habitations in Nootka Sound
Description: Habitations in Nootka Sound, Vancouver Island, Canada. This is probably the village of Yuquot which Cook described: “….their houses or dwellings are situated close to the shore…Some of these buildings are raised on the side of a bank, theses have a flooring consisting of logs supported by post fixed in the ground….before these houses they make a platform about four feet broad…..so allows of a passage along the front of the building: They assend to this passage (along the front of the building) by steps, not unlike some at our landing places in the River Thames.” (Journals III, i, 306)
Pen, wash and water-colour
Date: April 1778
Author: Signed and dated “J Webber del 1778”
Dimensions: 440 x 635
Collection: British Library
Reference no: Add.Ms.15514 f.7
Record no.: C3118-05
Habitations in Nootka Sound

 

PRINCE WILLIAM SOUND (SANDWICH SOUND), ALASKA
12-20 May 1778

Title: A View in Prince William Sound
Description: A View in Prince William Sound (Sandwich Sound), Alaska, with Indians in canoes appearing to address men in Cook’s ships.
Pen, wash and water-colour.
Date: 12-20 May 1778
Author: John Webber
Dimensions: 492 x 664
Collection: British Library
Reference no: Add.Ms.15514 f.9
Record no.: C3118-06
A View in Prince William Sound

Title: A woman of Prince William Sound
Description: A woman of Prince William Sound described by Cook: “I saw not a woman with a head dress of any kind, they had all long black hair a part of which was tied up in a bunch over the forehead….though the lips of all were not slit, yet all were bored, especially the women and even the young girls; to these holes and slits they fix pieces of bone of this size and shpe, placed side by side in the inside of the lip; a thread is run through them to keep them together…This Ornament is a very great impediment to the Speech.” (Journals III, I, 350
Pencil, wash and water-colour
Date: May 1778
Author: John Webber
Dimensions: 492 x 311
Collection: British Library
Reference no: Add.Ms.15514 f.11
Record no.: C3118-07
A woman of Prince William Sound

Title: A View of Snug Corner Cove
Description: A View of Snug Corner Cove, Prince William Sound, Alaska, with Resolution and Discovery anchored in the Sound.
Pen, wash and water-colour
Date: May 1778
Author: John Webber
Dimensions:563 x 667
Collection: British Library
Reference no: Add.Ms.15514 f.8
Record no.: C3118-08
A View of Snug Corner Cove

Cook Inlet to Cape Newnham
7 Jun-15 Jul 1778

Bering and Chukchi Seas
16 Jul-3 Oct 1778

Title: A Woman of Unalaska
Description: A Woman of Unalaska wearing a tubular cloak and standing on the top of a house.
Water-colour
Date: July 1778
Author: John Webber
Dimensions: 529 x 368
Collection: British Library
Reference no: Add.Ms.15514 f.15
Record no.: C3119-01
A Woman of Unalaska

 

Title: Portrait of a Native of Unalaska
Description: Portrait of a Native of Unalaska, showing the head and shoulders of a man.
Wash and water-colour
Date:1778
Author: John Webber
Dimensions: 213 x 238
Collection: British Library
Reference no: Add.Ms.15514 f.22
Record no.: C3119-03
Portrait of a Native of Unalaska

Title: Two Chukchi
Description: Two Chukchi of the Chukotskiy Peninsula, Russia, in front of summer huts (yarangas)
Pen, wash and water-colour
Date: August 1778
Author: Signed and dated “John Webber del 1778”
Dimensions: 317 x 495
Collection: British Library
Reference no: Add.Ms.15514 f.16
Record no.: C2230-03
Two Chukchi

Title: Inhabitants of Norton Sound and their Habitations
Description:Inhabitants of Norton Sound and their Habitations, Alaska.
Pen, wash and water-colour
Date:11-16 September 1778
Author: Signed and dated“J. Webber 1778”
Dimensions:317 x 426
Collection: British Library
Reference no: Add.Ms.15514 f.18
Record no.: C3119-02
Inhabitants of Norton Sound and their Habitations

Title:A young sea otter found off the north west coast of America. An opossum, a quadruped of Van Diemen’s Land. A white bear found in the Pacific ocean near Icy Cape.
Description: A young sea otter found off the north west coast of America. An opossum, a quadruped of Van Diemen’s Land. A white bear found in the Pacific ocean near Icy Cape. Plate 7 from Cook, J. 1784 “A new, authentic and complete collection of voyages round the world undertaken and performed by Royal Authority containing an authentic, entertaining, full and complete history of Captain Cook's first, second, third and last voyages undertaken by order of His present Majesty for making discoveries in geography, navigation, astronomy in the southern and northern hemispheres and successively performed in the years 1768, 1769, 1770, 1771-1772, 1773, 1774, 1775-1776, 1777, 1778, 1779, 1780…”. London, George William Anderson.
Date:1776-80 (published 1784)
Author: Cook, J
Dimensions:
Collection: Captain Cook Birthplace Museum, Middlesbrough Council
Reference no: 2003.1207
Record no.:1207g03.jpg
A young sea otter found off the north west coast of America.

Title: An accurate representation of Seahorses
Description: An accurate representation of Seahorses which Captain Cook met with in his third voyage on the ice near the West coast of North America, nine of which animals were shot by his order and used for fresh provisions. Plate opposite page 561 from Cook, J. 1784 “A new, authentic and complete collection of voyages round the world undertaken and performed by Royal Authority containing an authentic, entertaining, full and complete history of Captain Cook's first, second, third and last voyages undertaken by order of His present Majesty for making discoveries in geography, navigation, astronomy in the southern and northern hemispheres and successively performed in the years 1768, 1769, 1770, 1771-1772, 1773, 1774, 1775-1776, 1777, 1778, 1779, 1780…”. London, George William Anderson.
Date:1778-9 (published 1784)
Author: Captain JamesCook
Dimensions:
Collection: Captain Cook Birthplace Museum, Middlesbrough Council
Reference no: 2003.1207
Record no.:1207uo03.jpg
An accurate representation of Seahorses

Title: Sea Horses
Description: Sea Horses, from John Webber’s original sketches and oil painting “A Party from his Majesties ships Resolution & Discovery Shooting Sea-Horses, Latitude 71 North” (1784), showing ship’s boat with crew firing muskets at walrus, little known animals at that time.
Date: 1778
Author: Engraved by E.Scott, The Figures by J.Heath
Dimensions:
Collection:
Captain Cook Birthplace Museum
Reference no:MIDDM.2003.1216az
Record no.:1216az03
Sea Horses

Hawaii (2nd visit)
26 Nov-16 Mar 1779

Title: A View of Kealakekua Bay
Description: A View of the north point of Kealakekua Bay, probably taken from the deck of the Resolution.
Pencil, pen, wash & watercolour
Date: Jan 1779
Author: John Webber
Dimensions: 318 x 1194
Collection: British Library
Reference no: Add.Ms.17277 f.30
Record no.:C3120-03
A View of Kealakekua Bay

Title: The Death of Captain Cook
Description: A depiction of the death of Cook, Kealakekua Bay, Hawaii, on 14th February 1779.
Date: 14th February 1779 (published 1785)
Author: Drawn by J.Webber.The Figures engraved by F.Bartolozzi, RA.The Landscape by W.Byrne, London. Published as the Act directs 1 July 1785 by W.Byrne, No.79 Titchfield Street, & J.Webber, no.312 Oxford Street.
Dimensions:
Collection: Captain Cook Birthplace Museum
Reference no:MIDDM.1981.56
Record no.:56.1981
The Death of Captain Cook

Title: An exact representation of the death of Captain James Cook F.R.S. at Karakakooa Bay in Owhyhee on Feb. 14th 1779
Description: Plate 27 from Cook, J. 1784 “A new, authentic and complete collection of voyages round the world undertaken and performed by Royal Authority containing an authentic, entertaining, full and complete history of Captain Cook's first, second, third and last voyages undertaken by order of His present Majesty for making discoveries in geography, navigation, astronomy in the southern and northern hemispheres and successively performed in the years 1768, 1769, 1770, 1771-1772, 1773, 1774, 1775-1776, 1777, 1778, 1779, 1780…”. London, George William Anderson.
Date:1784
Author:Cook, J
Dimensions:
Collection: Captain Cook Birthplace Museum, Middlesbrough Council
Reference no: 2003.1207
Record no.:1207aa03.jpg
An exact representation of the death of Captain James Cook F.R.S.

Title: The Murder of Captain Cook at O-Why-ee
Description: From Unknown 1781 Journal of Captain Cook's last voyage to the Pacific ocean in Discovery, performed in the years 1776, 1777, 1778 and 1779 illustrated with cuts and a chart showing the tracts of the ships employed in this expedition. London.
Date:
Author:
Dimensions:

Collection: Captain Cook Birthplace Museum, Middlesbrough Council
Reference no: 2003.1031
Record no.:1031a03.jpg
The Murder of Captain Cook at O-Why-ee

Title: An Idol made of Wicker, and covered with red Feathers
Description: An Idol made of Wicker, and covered with red Feathers, Hawaii.
Date:1779
Author: John Webber
Dimensions: 521 x 368
Collection: British Library
Reference no: Add. Ms.15514 f.27
Record no.: C3119-04
An Idol made of Wicker, and covered with red Feathers

Title: A man of the Sandwich Islands in a Mask
Description: A man of the Sandwich Islands in a Mask consisting of a bowl headdress with cut-outs for eyes.
Date:1779
Author: John Webber
Dimensions:508 x 368
Collection: British Library
Reference no: Add.Ms 15514 f.26
Record no.: 11217 tif
A man of the Sandwich Islands in a Mask

 

Avacha Bay, Bering and Chukchi Seas and return to Avacha Bay
27 Apr-23 Aug 1779

Title: A View of part of Bolchoiercka (Bolsheretsk)
Description: A View of part of Bolchoiercka (Bolsheretsk)
Pen, wash & watercolour
Date: 12 – 16 May 1779
Author: Signed and dated “Jn.Webber del 1779”
Dimensions: 404 x 629
Collection: British Library
Reference no: Add. Ms.15514 f.32
Record no.: C3119-05
A View of part of Bolchoiercka (Bolsheretsk)

Title: Sledge of Kamchatka
Description: Sledge of Kamchatka
Pen wash and watercolour
Date: May 1779
Author: John Webber
Dimensions: 228 x 317
Collection: British Library
Reference no: Add. Ms.15514 f.29
Record no.: C3119-06
Sledge of Kamchatka

 

Japan to Con Son (Pulau Condore)
26 Oct 1779-20 Jan 1780

Title: Temple in the Inner Harbour of Macao
Description: The temple in the inner harbour at Macao. On the left, large rocks with an ascending causeway built by the foreshore. The temple at right with three standing figures nearby. In front of the temple are two flagstaffs fronting the sea. A mountainous background, and ship [or ships] with raking masts on far right.
Pen, wash & water-colour
Date: December 1779-January 1780
Author: John Webber
Dimensions: 362 x 537
Collection: British Library
Reference no: Add.Ms 15514 f.40
Record no.: 11100
Temple in the Inner Harbour of Macao

Title: Ships’ Journals forwarded from Russia
Description: York Courant, p.2Copies of the Journals of the two ships with which Captain Cook sailed, together with many Valuable Draughts, were left with the Russian Governor of Kamschatska, to be forwarded to England, and he has politely engaged to accompany them as far as Petersburgh.Capt. Clerke, who has succeeded the late celebrated Capt. Cook as Commander in Chief, was a Midshipman with him on his first Voyage around the World, then made by him a Lieutenant, and next a Master and a Commander He had been with Capt.Cook three voyages.
Date: Tuesday18 January 1780
Author:Dimensions:
Collection: British Library
Reference no: 612 03F91558R
Record no.: C2212-07
Ships’ Journals forwarded from Russia

Title: Melancholy Account of the celebrated Capt. Cook
Description: York Courantp.1,col.1Wednesday’s and Thursday’s Posts.From the LONDON GAZETTE.Admiralty-Office, January 11, 1780Capt. Clerke, of his Majesty’s Sloop the Resolution, in a Letter to Mr. Stephens, dated the 8th of June, 1779, in the Harbour of St. Peter and St. Paul, Kampfchatka, which was received yesterday, gives the melancholy Account of the celebrated Capt. Cook, late commander of that Sloop, with four of his private mariners, having been killed on the 14th of February last at the Island of O’why’he, one of a Group of new-discovered Islands, in the 22d Degree of North Latitude, in an Affray with a numerous and tumultuous Body of the Natives. Capt. Clerke adds, that he had received every friendly supply from the Russian Government; and that as the Companies of the Resolution and her Consort the discovery were in perfect health, and the two Sloops had twelve Months Stores and Provisions on board, he was preparing to make another Attempt to explore a Northern Passage to Europe.
Date: Tuesday18 January 1780
Author:
Dimensions:
Collection: British Library
Reference no: 03F91558R
Record no.: C2216-07
Melancholy Account of the celebrated Capt. Cook

Title: A Sketch of the Life of Captain Cook
Description: A Sketch of the Life and Services of the late Captain James Cook (Embellished with an Elegant Engraving) from ‘The Westminster Magazine, No. LXXXVII, January 1780.
Date: January 1780
Author:
Dimensions:
Collection:
The University of London Library
Reference no: Record no.: ULL C3085-05-08 & C3085-01-03
A Sketch of the Life of Captain Cook. Front Cover
A Sketch of the Life of Captain Cook. Frontispiece
A Sketch of the Life of Captain Cook. Preface
A Sketch of the Life of Captain Cook. Page 4
A Sketch of the Life of Captain Cook. Page 5
A Sketch of the Life of Captain Cook. Page 6
A Sketch of the Life of Captain Cook. Page 7

Title: View at Korakatoa
Description: View at Krakatoa, with native hut. Two huts, the large one containing stores, and an open-air trestle with objects. Behind, plantains and coconut palm.
Pencil ink and water-colour wash
Date: February 1780
Author: John Webber
Dimensions: 368 x 534
Collection: British Library
Reference no: Add.Ms 15514 f.50.
Record no.: 11376.tif
View at Korakatoa

Title: A View in Cracatoa
Description: A View in Cracatoa, showing a large native hut enclosed by a palisaded fence.Natives at right, carrying a log.Coconut palms and banana trees.
Pen, wash and watercolour
Date: Feb. 1780
Author: John Webber
Dimensions: 371 x 540
Collection: British Library
Reference no: Add.Ms 15514 f.52
Record no.: 6546
A View in Cracatoa

GALLERY 1~ EARLY LIFE 1728 - 1755
GALLERY 2 ~ RN YEARS 1755 - 1768
GALLERY 3 ~ FIRST VOYAGE 1768-71
GALLERY 4 ~ SECOND VOYAGE 1755-68
GALLERY 5 ~ THIRD VOYAGE 1768-71
GALLERY 6 ~ CONTEMPORARY 1780 - 2004

 

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