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  • Title
    Watercolours illustrating Captain Cook's last voyage, ca. 1773-1784 / John Webber
  • Creator
  • Level of description
  • Date

    ca. 1773-1784
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
  • Issue Copy
  • Physical Description
    46 drawings - watercolour - 23 x 17 - 40 x 66 cm
    3 prints - engravings

    In 1776, John Webber (1752-1793) was appointed topographical artist on the Resolution and sailed with James Cook on the third voyage, 1776-1780. Cook's first voyage sailed 1768-1771 and his second voyage from 1772-1775 -- Australian Encyclopaedia
  • Collection history
    Offered by Maggs Bros., Catalogue No. 491, Lot 127, 1927
  • Scope and Content
    40 drawings by J. Webber (5 signed, 2 dated), together with 6 watercolours of the first voyage, including one signed by J. Barralet, and 3 engraved portraits.
  • Copying Conditions
    Out of copyright: Creator died before 1955
    Please acknowledge:: Dixson Library, State Library of New South Wales
  • Published Information
    Numbers 14, 15, 43, 44, 45 & 46 correspond to engraved plates nos. 7, 16, 1, 2, 5, 6 respectively in: An account of the voyages undertaken by the order of His present Majesty, for making discoveries in the southern hemisphere, and successively performed by Commodore Byron, Captain Wallis, Captain Carteret and Captain Cook, in the Dolphin, the Swallow, and the Endeavour : drawn up from the journals which were kept by the several commanders, and from the papers of Joseph Banks, Esq. / by John Hawkesworth.
  • Description source

    Catalogue information based on DL PXX 2 contents list and catalogue card
  • Variant title

    'Illustrations of Cook's voyages: original drawings by Webber' -- spine title on original volume
  • General note

    Photocopy of relevant page and notes on Tahitian costume filed at PXX2n.
    Contents list is filed with the volume and in the Mitchell Library Reading Room.
    Digital order no:Album ID : 823751
  • Signatures / Inscriptions

    Pictures titles inscribed in pencil on mount below image.
  • Conservation note

    Cover of original volume housed separately.
    Volume disbound in 1986 and rehoused in window mounts in 6 volumes -- DL cat. card.
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