A View in Ohetepeha Bay, in the island of Otaheite (Tahiti)

John Webber (1751-1793)

Published by London: Printed by W. Bulmer and Co., 1808-09, 1808
Condition: Very Good No Binding
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John Webber (1751-1793) Views of the South Seas, from drawings by the late John Webber, Illustrative of Captain Cook’s Voyages London: Printed by W. Bulmer and Co., 1808-09 Hand-colored aquatint engravings Paper size: 15 1/2” x 20 3/4” Framed size: 24” x 29 1/2” The son of a Swiss sculptor, James Webber was the official artist on Cook’s fateful third voyage, which was a search for the Northwest Passage, a sea route throught the Arctic to connect the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Webber published his own splendid illustrations of the remarkable journey in this extremely rare volume. These aquatints reproduce his original drawings, done on board the Resolution in the years 1776-1780. Flawlessly drafted, in full color, these images brought the events and places of that legendary voyage--sites including Tahiti, New Zealand, and Hawaii, to European eyes with much more vibrance and immediacy than Cook’s own black and white publications. After the death of Captain Cook during the course of his voyage, many artists found inspiration in what they perceived as his romanticized and tragic demise at sea. Furthermore, Cook’s published accounts of his journeys were immensely popular. His death left a void for the voracious public appetite for scenes of the exotic locations he had visited. Many artists issued their own visual versions of Cook’s journeys, some who had ties to the expeditions, many more who were not even remotely connected. Webber’s stunning views of these bays and islands were some of the most beautiful produced during the years just after Cook’s death. They were, in addition, among the most accurate, as they were rendered on sight. All views share a sense of excitement of the voyage itself, from the point of view of the men who manned the ships. It is a feeling that Webber conveys masterfully to the viewer. Bookseller Inventory # A00401c

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Title: A View in Ohetepeha Bay, in the island of ...

Publisher: London: Printed by W. Bulmer and Co., 1808-09

Publication Date: 1808

Binding: No Binding

Book Condition:Very Good

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