View in Queen Charlotte's Sound, New Zealand. John Webber.
View in Queen Charlotte's Sound, New Zealand.

View in Queen Charlotte's Sound, New Zealand.

London: Boydell, 1809 (1820). The only view of New Zealand 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). The image is notable in that it includes the landing party from the ship, with their tents pitched on shore and various other supplies. The Maoris in the foreground have a regal bearing, and there is just a hint of tatooing on their faces. Two of their boats are quite close to shore, some men carry caught fish. The Discovery & Resolution are seen moored in the distance. London. Pubd. April 1, 1809 by Boydell & Compy. No. 90 Cheapside. Vide Cook's Last Voyage Vol. 1 Chap. 7. Impression mark 450 x 325 mm, on paper 500 x 360 mm. Colored aquatint, with vibrant color, with a few foxing spots in the sky, two dark thumbprints in the margin outside the plate marks, a small closed tear repaired and a little dusty & ruffled at the edges. The print is watermarked J. Whatman 1820, while the letterpress is watermarked C. Wilmott 1819. Joppien & Smith 3.12b. Item #14341

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