A View in the Island of Pulo Condore. John Webber.
A View in the Island of Pulo Condore.

A View in the Island of Pulo Condore.

London: Boydell, 1809 (1820). An early large view of Vietnam, showing a tranquil scene of open fields leading to water, with a boy leading an ox by a string through his nose, with several other oxen in the background. The encounter with the natives & the oxen is described as anything but tranquil in Cook's Voyage. A much larger group of oxen threatened Webber & his compatriots, and the situation was brought under control by these boys, "ox whisperers" if you will, who were able to quiet them. (Joppien & Smith) A dwelling with several inhabitants sits at the foot of a lush tropical mountainside. The view was published in John Webber's "Views in the South Seas", which has been called "the most striking publication resulting from Cook's expeditions". (Parsons Collection 136). London. Pubd. April 1, 1809 by Boydell & Compy. No. 90 Cheapside. Vol. III, Book VI, p. 450. Impression mark 450 x 325 mm, on paper 500 x 363 mm. Colored aquatint with the accompanying letterpress. The text is drawn from the published account of the voyage. The print in wonderful condition, with a couple of small fox spots in the sky, is watermarked J. Whatman 1820. The letterpress is watermarked C. Wilmott 1819. Joppien & Smith 3.397.e. Item #14334

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