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Painter, Etcher, Landscape painter, b. 1752 - d. 1793

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      • JOHN WEBBER, (After) (1751 - 1793), Man, Woman and Child from Van Diemen's land (2 works), engravings (unframed/ AF), 23 x 17.5 cm. (9.0 x 6.8 in.), each
        May. 29, 2024

        JOHN WEBBER, (After) (1751 - 1793), Man, Woman and Child from Van Diemen's land (2 works), engravings (unframed/ AF), 23 x 17.5 cm. (9.0 x 6.8 in.), each

        Est: $150 - $250

        JOHN WEBBER (After), (1751 - 1793) Man, Woman and Child from Van Diemen's land ( 2 works) engravings (unframed/ AF) from J. King * J Cook " A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean, 1784"

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      • JOHN WEBBER (1751-1793), "A Man Of Van Diemen's Land. A Woman & Child Of Van Diemen's Land", engraving from "Cook's Voyages" circa 1784. 24 x 39cm, 34 x 48cm overall
        May. 26, 2024

        JOHN WEBBER (1751-1793), "A Man Of Van Diemen's Land. A Woman & Child Of Van Diemen's Land", engraving from "Cook's Voyages" circa 1784. 24 x 39cm, 34 x 48cm overall

        Est: $300 - $500

        JOHN WEBBER (1751-1793), "A Man Of Van Diemen's Land. A Woman & Child Of Van Diemen's Land", engraving from "Cook's Voyages" circa 1784. 24 x 39cm, 34 x 48cm overall  

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      • Webber & Cook, Rare - A View in Oheitepeha Bay, in the Island of Otaheite
        May. 04, 2024

        Webber & Cook, Rare - A View in Oheitepeha Bay, in the Island of Otaheite

        Est: $3,000 - $5,000

        This exquisite folio, aquatint engraving with original hand-coloring is after John Webber's original paintings from Captain James Cook's third voyage in Views in the South Seas: From Drawings by the Late James Webber, Draftsman on Board the Resolution, Captain James Cooke, from the Year 1776 to 1780. The work was published in London by Boydell & Co in 1808. The watermark on the paper is dated 1820 but do not distinguish the editions (Hill Collection of Pacific Voyages, 1837; Holmes, M. Captain James Cook 79). The engravings from this work were the only originally hand-colored images published depicting Cook's third voyage. John Webber (1751-1793) was an English artist. He served as the draftsman and official artist for Cook's third voyage. His images of Hawaii, Alaska, and Australasia have given him great renown. Webber was the first European artist to make contact with Hawaii (then the Sandwich Islands). About the voyage: James Cook was already a celebrated Captain by 1776, having completed two scientific expeditions for the Admirality and Royal Society. He embarked on this third voyage on the HMS Resolution and HMS Discovery in hopes to find the Northwest passage. The passage was blocked by ice, but it resulted in Cook's discovery of the Hawaiian Islands, the charting of Alaska's coastling, and the exploration of the North Specific up to 70° N. The expedition returned South to Hawaii where Captain Cook met his untimely demise over a fight over the theft of a cutter in Kealakekua Bay. His second lietenant, James King, made a second attempt at the Northwest passage before returning to England via China and the Thames. "The famous accounts of Captain Cook's three voyages form the basis for any collection of Pacific books. In three great voyages Cook did more to clarify the geographical knowledge of the southern hemisphere than all his predecessors had done together. He was really the first scientific navigator and his voyages made great contributions to many fields of knowledge" (Hill). "Cook's third voyage was organized to seek the Northwest Passage and to return [the islander] Omai to Tahiti. Officers of the crew included William Bligh, James Burney, James Colnett, and George Vancouver. John Webber was appointed artist to the expedition. After calling at Kerguelen Island, Tasmania, New Zealand, and the Cook, Tonga, and Society Islands, the expedition sailed north and discovered Christmas Island and the Hawaiian Islands, which Cook named the Sandwich Islands. Cook charted the American west coast from Northern California through the Bering Strait as far north as latitude 70 degrees 44 minutes before he was stopped by pack ice. He returned to Hawaii for the winter and was killed in an unhappy skirmish with the natives over a boat. Charles Clarke took command and after he died six months later, the ships returned to England under John Gore. Despite hostilities with the United States and France, the scientific nature of this expedition caused the various governments to exempt these vessels from capture. The voyage resulted in what Cook judged his most valuable discovery - the Hawaiian Islands" (Hill). Provenance: Book plate of James Edge Partington. Stamp reading Mrs. Philip E. Spalding, 2411 Makiki Heights Rd / Honolulu, Hawaii

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      • Webber & Cook, Rare - View in the Island of Cracatoa
        May. 04, 2024

        Webber & Cook, Rare - View in the Island of Cracatoa

        Est: $3,000 - $5,000

        This exquisite folio, aquatint engraving with original hand-coloring is after John Webber's original paintings from Captain James Cook's third voyage in Views in the South Seas: From Drawings by the Late James Webber, Draftsman on Board the Resolution, Captain James Cooke, from the Year 1776 to 1780. The work was published in London by Boydell & Co in 1808. The watermark on the paper is dated 1820 but do not distinguish the editions (Hill Collection of Pacific Voyages, 1837; Holmes, M. Captain James Cook 79). The engravings from this work were the only originally hand-colored images published depicting Cook's third voyage. John Webber (1751-1793) was an English artist. He served as the draftsman and official artist for Cook's third voyage. His images of Hawaii, Alaska, and Australasia have given him great renown. Webber was the first European artist to make contact with Hawaii (then the Sandwich Islands). About the voyage: James Cook was already a celebrated Captain by 1776, having completed two scientific expeditions for the Admirality and Royal Society. He embarked on this third voyage on the HMS Resolution and HMS Discovery in hopes to find the Northwest passage. The passage was blocked by ice, but it resulted in Cook's discovery of the Hawaiian Islands, the charting of Alaska's coastling, and the exploration of the North Specific up to 70° N. The expedition returned South to Hawaii where Captain Cook met his untimely demise over a fight over the theft of a cutter in Kealakekua Bay. His second lietenant, James King, made a second attempt at the Northwest passage before returning to England via China and the Thames. "The famous accounts of Captain Cook's three voyages form the basis for any collection of Pacific books. In three great voyages Cook did more to clarify the geographical knowledge of the southern hemisphere than all his predecessors had done together. He was really the first scientific navigator and his voyages made great contributions to many fields of knowledge" (Hill). "Cook's third voyage was organized to seek the Northwest Passage and to return [the islander] Omai to Tahiti. Officers of the crew included William Bligh, James Burney, James Colnett, and George Vancouver. John Webber was appointed artist to the expedition. After calling at Kerguelen Island, Tasmania, New Zealand, and the Cook, Tonga, and Society Islands, the expedition sailed north and discovered Christmas Island and the Hawaiian Islands, which Cook named the Sandwich Islands. Cook charted the American west coast from Northern California through the Bering Strait as far north as latitude 70 degrees 44 minutes before he was stopped by pack ice. He returned to Hawaii for the winter and was killed in an unhappy skirmish with the natives over a boat. Charles Clarke took command and after he died six months later, the ships returned to England under John Gore. Despite hostilities with the United States and France, the scientific nature of this expedition caused the various governments to exempt these vessels from capture. The voyage resulted in what Cook judged his most valuable discovery - the Hawaiian Islands" (Hill). Provenance: Book plate of James Edge Partington. Stamp reading Mrs. Philip E. Spalding, 2411 Makiki Heights Rd / Honolulu, Hawaii

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      • Webber & Cook, Rare - A View in the Islands of Pulo Condore
        May. 04, 2024

        Webber & Cook, Rare - A View in the Islands of Pulo Condore

        Est: $3,000 - $5,000

        This exquisite folio, aquatint engraving with original hand-coloring is after John Webber's original paintings from Captain James Cook's third voyage in Views in the South Seas: From Drawings by the Late James Webber, Draftsman on Board the Resolution, Captain James Cooke, from the Year 1776 to 1780. The work was published in London by Boydell & Co in 1808. The watermark on the paper is dated 1820 but do not distinguish the editions (Hill Collection of Pacific Voyages, 1837; Holmes, M. Captain James Cook 79). The engravings from this work were the only originally hand-colored images published depicting Cook's third voyage. John Webber (1751-1793) was an English artist. He served as the draftsman and official artist for Cook's third voyage. His images of Hawaii, Alaska, and Australasia have given him great renown. Webber was the first European artist to make contact with Hawaii (then the Sandwich Islands). About the voyage: James Cook was already a celebrated Captain by 1776, having completed two scientific expeditions for the Admirality and Royal Society. He embarked on this third voyage on the HMS Resolution and HMS Discovery in hopes to find the Northwest passage. The passage was blocked by ice, but it resulted in Cook's discovery of the Hawaiian Islands, the charting of Alaska's coastling, and the exploration of the North Specific up to 70° N. The expedition returned South to Hawaii where Captain Cook met his untimely demise over a fight over the theft of a cutter in Kealakekua Bay. His second lietenant, James King, made a second attempt at the Northwest passage before returning to England via China and the Thames. "The famous accounts of Captain Cook's three voyages form the basis for any collection of Pacific books. In three great voyages Cook did more to clarify the geographical knowledge of the southern hemisphere than all his predecessors had done together. He was really the first scientific navigator and his voyages made great contributions to many fields of knowledge" (Hill). "Cook's third voyage was organized to seek the Northwest Passage and to return [the islander] Omai to Tahiti. Officers of the crew included William Bligh, James Burney, James Colnett, and George Vancouver. John Webber was appointed artist to the expedition. After calling at Kerguelen Island, Tasmania, New Zealand, and the Cook, Tonga, and Society Islands, the expedition sailed north and discovered Christmas Island and the Hawaiian Islands, which Cook named the Sandwich Islands. Cook charted the American west coast from Northern California through the Bering Strait as far north as latitude 70 degrees 44 minutes before he was stopped by pack ice. He returned to Hawaii for the winter and was killed in an unhappy skirmish with the natives over a boat. Charles Clarke took command and after he died six months later, the ships returned to England under John Gore. Despite hostilities with the United States and France, the scientific nature of this expedition caused the various governments to exempt these vessels from capture. The voyage resulted in what Cook judged his most valuable discovery - the Hawaiian Islands" (Hill). Provenance: Book plate of James Edge Partington. Stamp reading Mrs. Philip E. Spalding, 2411 Makiki Heights Rd / Honolulu, Hawaii

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      • Webber & Cook, Rare - The Narta, or Sledge for Burdens in Kamtschatka
        Apr. 27, 2024

        Webber & Cook, Rare - The Narta, or Sledge for Burdens in Kamtschatka

        Est: $3,000 - $5,000

        This exquisite folio, aquatint engraving with original hand-coloring is after John Webber's original paintings from Captain James Cook's third voyage in Views in the South Seas: From Drawings by the Late James Webber, Draftsman on Board the Resolution, Captain James Cooke, from the Year 1776 to 1780. The work was published in London by Boydell & Co in 1808. The watermark on the paper is dated 1820 but do not distinguish the editions (Hill Collection of Pacific Voyages, 1837; Holmes, M. Captain James Cook 79). The engravings from this work were the only originally hand-colored images published depicting Cook's third voyage. John Webber (1751-1793) was an English artist. He served as the draftsman and official artist for Cook's third voyage. His images of Hawaii, Alaska, and Australasia have given him great renown. Webber was the first European artist to make contact with Hawaii (then the Sandwich Islands). About the voyage: James Cook was already a celebrated Captain by 1776, having completed two scientific expeditions for the Admirality and Royal Society. He embarked on this third voyage on the HMS Resolution and HMS Discovery in hopes to find the Northwest passage. The passage was blocked by ice, but it resulted in Cook's discovery of the Hawaiian Islands, the charting of Alaska's coastling, and the exploration of the North Specific up to 70° N. The expedition returned South to Hawaii where Captain Cook met his untimely demise over a fight over the theft of a cutter in Kealakekua Bay. His second lietenant, James King, made a second attempt at the Northwest passage before returning to England via China and the Thames. "The famous accounts of Captain Cook's three voyages form the basis for any collection of Pacific books. In three great voyages Cook did more to clarify the geographical knowledge of the southern hemisphere than all his predecessors had done together. He was really the first scientific navigator and his voyages made great contributions to many fields of knowledge" (Hill). "Cook's third voyage was organized to seek the Northwest Passage and to return [the islander] Omai to Tahiti. Officers of the crew included William Bligh, James Burney, James Colnett, and George Vancouver. John Webber was appointed artist to the expedition. After calling at Kerguelen Island, Tasmania, New Zealand, and the Cook, Tonga, and Society Islands, the expedition sailed north and discovered Christmas Island and the Hawaiian Islands, which Cook named the Sandwich Islands. Cook charted the American west coast from Northern California through the Bering Strait as far north as latitude 70 degrees 44 minutes before he was stopped by pack ice. He returned to Hawaii for the winter and was killed in an unhappy skirmish with the natives over a boat. Charles Clarke took command and after he died six months later, the ships returned to England under John Gore. Despite hostilities with the United States and France, the scientific nature of this expedition caused the various governments to exempt these vessels from capture. The voyage resulted in what Cook judged his most valuable discovery - the Hawaiian Islands" (Hill). Provenance: Book plate of James Edge Partington. Stamp reading Mrs. Philip E. Spalding, 2411 Makiki Heights Rd / Honolulu, Hawaii

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      • Webber & Cook, Rare - View in Macao, Including the Residence of Camoens, when he wrote his Lusiad
        Apr. 27, 2024

        Webber & Cook, Rare - View in Macao, Including the Residence of Camoens, when he wrote his Lusiad

        Est: $3,000 - $5,000

        This exquisite folio, aquatint engraving with original hand-coloring is after John Webber's original paintings from Captain James Cook's third voyage in Views in the South Seas: From Drawings by the Late James Webber, Draftsman on Board the Resolution, Captain James Cooke, from the Year 1776 to 1780. The work was published in London by Boydell & Co in 1808. The watermark on the paper is dated 1820 but do not distinguish the editions (Hill Collection of Pacific Voyages, 1837; Holmes, M. Captain James Cook 79). The engravings from this work were the only originally hand-colored images published depicting Cook's third voyage. John Webber (1751-1793) was an English artist. He served as the draftsman and official artist for Cook's third voyage. His images of Hawaii, Alaska, and Australasia have given him great renown. Webber was the first European artist to make contact with Hawaii (then the Sandwich Islands). About the voyage: James Cook was already a celebrated Captain by 1776, having completed two scientific expeditions for the Admirality and Royal Society. He embarked on this third voyage on the HMS Resolution and HMS Discovery in hopes to find the Northwest passage. The passage was blocked by ice, but it resulted in Cook's discovery of the Hawaiian Islands, the charting of Alaska's coastling, and the exploration of the North Specific up to 70° N. The expedition returned South to Hawaii where Captain Cook met his untimely demise over a fight over the theft of a cutter in Kealakekua Bay. His second lietenant, James King, made a second attempt at the Northwest passage before returning to England via China and the Thames. "The famous accounts of Captain Cook's three voyages form the basis for any collection of Pacific books. In three great voyages Cook did more to clarify the geographical knowledge of the southern hemisphere than all his predecessors had done together. He was really the first scientific navigator and his voyages made great contributions to many fields of knowledge" (Hill). "Cook's third voyage was organized to seek the Northwest Passage and to return [the islander] Omai to Tahiti. Officers of the crew included William Bligh, James Burney, James Colnett, and George Vancouver. John Webber was appointed artist to the expedition. After calling at Kerguelen Island, Tasmania, New Zealand, and the Cook, Tonga, and Society Islands, the expedition sailed north and discovered Christmas Island and the Hawaiian Islands, which Cook named the Sandwich Islands. Cook charted the American west coast from Northern California through the Bering Strait as far north as latitude 70 degrees 44 minutes before he was stopped by pack ice. He returned to Hawaii for the winter and was killed in an unhappy skirmish with the natives over a boat. Charles Clarke took command and after he died six months later, the ships returned to England under John Gore. Despite hostilities with the United States and France, the scientific nature of this expedition caused the various governments to exempt these vessels from capture. The voyage resulted in what Cook judged his most valuable discovery - the Hawaiian Islands" (Hill). Provenance: Book plate of James Edge Partington. Stamp reading Mrs. Philip E. Spalding, 2411 Makiki Heights Rd / Honolulu, Hawaii

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      • Webber & Cook, Rare - Waheiadooa, Chief of Oheitepeha, Lying in State
        Apr. 20, 2024

        Webber & Cook, Rare - Waheiadooa, Chief of Oheitepeha, Lying in State

        Est: $3,000 - $5,000

        This exquisite folio, aquatint engraving with original hand-coloring is after John Webber's original paintings from Captain James Cook's third voyage in Views in the South Seas: From Drawings by the Late James Webber, Draftsman on Board the Resolution, Captain James Cooke, from the Year 1776 to 1780. The work was published in London by Boydell & Co in 1808. The watermark on the paper is dated 1820 but do not distinguish the editions (Hill Collection of Pacific Voyages, 1837; Holmes, M. Captain James Cook 79). The engravings from this work were the only originally hand-colored images published depicting Cook's third voyage. John Webber (1751-1793) was an English artist. He served as the draftsman and official artist for Cook's third voyage. His images of Hawaii, Alaska, and Australasia have given him great renown. Webber was the first European artist to make contact with Hawaii (then the Sandwich Islands). About the voyage: James Cook was already a celebrated Captain by 1776, having completed two scientific expeditions for the Admirality and Royal Society. He embarked on this third voyage on the HMS Resolution and HMS Discovery in hopes to find the Northwest passage. The passage was blocked by ice, but it resulted in Cook's discovery of the Hawaiian Islands, the charting of Alaska's coastling, and the exploration of the North Specific up to 70° N. The expedition returned South to Hawaii where Captain Cook met his untimely demise over a fight over the theft of a cutter in Kealakekua Bay. His second lietenant, James King, made a second attempt at the Northwest passage before returning to England via China and the Thames. "The famous accounts of Captain Cook's three voyages form the basis for any collection of Pacific books. In three great voyages Cook did more to clarify the geographical knowledge of the southern hemisphere than all his predecessors had done together. He was really the first scientific navigator and his voyages made great contributions to many fields of knowledge" (Hill). "Cook's third voyage was organized to seek the Northwest Passage and to return [the islander] Omai to Tahiti. Officers of the crew included William Bligh, James Burney, James Colnett, and George Vancouver. John Webber was appointed artist to the expedition. After calling at Kerguelen Island, Tasmania, New Zealand, and the Cook, Tonga, and Society Islands, the expedition sailed north and discovered Christmas Island and the Hawaiian Islands, which Cook named the Sandwich Islands. Cook charted the American west coast from Northern California through the Bering Strait as far north as latitude 70 degrees 44 minutes before he was stopped by pack ice. He returned to Hawaii for the winter and was killed in an unhappy skirmish with the natives over a boat. Charles Clarke took command and after he died six months later, the ships returned to England under John Gore. Despite hostilities with the United States and France, the scientific nature of this expedition caused the various governments to exempt these vessels from capture. The voyage resulted in what Cook judged his most valuable discovery - the Hawaiian Islands" (Hill). Provenance: Book plate of James Edge Partington. Stamp reading Mrs. Philip E. Spalding, 2411 Makiki Heights Rd / Honolulu, Hawaii

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      • Webber & Cook, Rare - View in Macao
        Apr. 20, 2024

        Webber & Cook, Rare - View in Macao

        Est: $3,000 - $5,000

        This exquisite folio, aquatint engraving with original hand-coloring is after John Webber's original paintings from Captain James Cook's third voyage in Views in the South Seas: From Drawings by the Late James Webber, Draftsman on Board the Resolution, Captain James Cooke, from the Year 1776 to 1780. The work was published in London by Boydell & Co in 1808. The watermark on the paper is dated 1820 but do not distinguish the editions (Hill Collection of Pacific Voyages, 1837; Holmes, M. Captain James Cook 79). The engravings from this work were the only originally hand-colored images published depicting Cook's third voyage. John Webber (1751-1793) was an English artist. He served as the draftsman and official artist for Cook's third voyage. His images of Hawaii, Alaska, and Australasia have given him great renown. Webber was the first European artist to make contact with Hawaii (then the Sandwich Islands). About the voyage: James Cook was already a celebrated Captain by 1776, having completed two scientific expeditions for the Admirality and Royal Society. He embarked on this third voyage on the HMS Resolution and HMS Discovery in hopes to find the Northwest passage. The passage was blocked by ice, but it resulted in Cook's discovery of the Hawaiian Islands, the charting of Alaska's coastling, and the exploration of the North Specific up to 70° N. The expedition returned South to Hawaii where Captain Cook met his untimely demise over a fight over the theft of a cutter in Kealakekua Bay. His second lietenant, James King, made a second attempt at the Northwest passage before returning to England via China and the Thames. "The famous accounts of Captain Cook's three voyages form the basis for any collection of Pacific books. In three great voyages Cook did more to clarify the geographical knowledge of the southern hemisphere than all his predecessors had done together. He was really the first scientific navigator and his voyages made great contributions to many fields of knowledge" (Hill). "Cook's third voyage was organized to seek the Northwest Passage and to return [the islander] Omai to Tahiti. Officers of the crew included William Bligh, James Burney, James Colnett, and George Vancouver. John Webber was appointed artist to the expedition. After calling at Kerguelen Island, Tasmania, New Zealand, and the Cook, Tonga, and Society Islands, the expedition sailed north and discovered Christmas Island and the Hawaiian Islands, which Cook named the Sandwich Islands. Cook charted the American west coast from Northern California through the Bering Strait as far north as latitude 70 degrees 44 minutes before he was stopped by pack ice. He returned to Hawaii for the winter and was killed in an unhappy skirmish with the natives over a boat. Charles Clarke took command and after he died six months later, the ships returned to England under John Gore. Despite hostilities with the United States and France, the scientific nature of this expedition caused the various governments to exempt these vessels from capture. The voyage resulted in what Cook judged his most valuable discovery - the Hawaiian Islands" (Hill). Provenance: Book plate of James Edge Partington. Stamp reading Mrs. Philip E. Spalding, 2411 Makiki Heights Rd / Honolulu, Hawaii

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      • Webber & Cook, Rare - Balagans or Summer Habitations, with the Method of Drying Fish at St. Peter and Paul, Kamtschatka
        Apr. 13, 2024

        Webber & Cook, Rare - Balagans or Summer Habitations, with the Method of Drying Fish at St. Peter and Paul, Kamtschatka

        Est: $3,000 - $5,000

        This exquisite folio, aquatint engraving with original hand-coloring is after John Webber's original paintings from Captain James Cook's third voyage in Views in the South Seas: From Drawings by the Late James Webber, Draftsman on Board the Resolution, Captain James Cooke, from the Year 1776 to 1780. The work was published in London by Boydell & Co in 1808. The watermark on the paper is dated 1820 but do not distinguish the editions (Hill Collection of Pacific Voyages, 1837; Holmes, M. Captain James Cook 79). The engravings from this work were the only originally hand-colored images published depicting Cook's third voyage. John Webber (1751-1793) was an English artist. He served as the draftsman and official artist for Cook's third voyage. His images of Hawaii, Alaska, and Australasia have given him great renown. Webber was the first European artist to make contact with Hawaii (then the Sandwich Islands). About the voyage: James Cook was already a celebrated Captain by 1776, having completed two scientific expeditions for the Admirality and Royal Society. He embarked on this third voyage on the HMS Resolution and HMS Discovery in hopes to find the Northwest passage. The passage was blocked by ice, but it resulted in Cook's discovery of the Hawaiian Islands, the charting of Alaska's coastling, and the exploration of the North Specific up to 70° N. The expedition returned South to Hawaii where Captain Cook met his untimely demise over a fight over the theft of a cutter in Kealakekua Bay. His second lietenant, James King, made a second attempt at the Northwest passage before returning to England via China and the Thames. "The famous accounts of Captain Cook's three voyages form the basis for any collection of Pacific books. In three great voyages Cook did more to clarify the geographical knowledge of the southern hemisphere than all his predecessors had done together. He was really the first scientific navigator and his voyages made great contributions to many fields of knowledge" (Hill). "Cook's third voyage was organized to seek the Northwest Passage and to return [the islander] Omai to Tahiti. Officers of the crew included William Bligh, James Burney, James Colnett, and George Vancouver. John Webber was appointed artist to the expedition. After calling at Kerguelen Island, Tasmania, New Zealand, and the Cook, Tonga, and Society Islands, the expedition sailed north and discovered Christmas Island and the Hawaiian Islands, which Cook named the Sandwich Islands. Cook charted the American west coast from Northern California through the Bering Strait as far north as latitude 70 degrees 44 minutes before he was stopped by pack ice. He returned to Hawaii for the winter and was killed in an unhappy skirmish with the natives over a boat. Charles Clarke took command and after he died six months later, the ships returned to England under John Gore. Despite hostilities with the United States and France, the scientific nature of this expedition caused the various governments to exempt these vessels from capture. The voyage resulted in what Cook judged his most valuable discovery - the Hawaiian Islands" (Hill). Provenance: Book plate of James Edge Partington. Stamp reading Mrs. Philip E. Spalding, 2411 Makiki Heights Rd / Honolulu, Hawaii

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      • Webber & Cook, Rare - The Fan Palm, in the Island of Cracatoa
        Apr. 13, 2024

        Webber & Cook, Rare - The Fan Palm, in the Island of Cracatoa

        Est: $3,000 - $5,000

        This exquisite folio, aquatint engraving with original hand-coloring is after John Webber's original paintings from Captain James Cook's third voyage in Views in the South Seas: From Drawings by the Late James Webber, Draftsman on Board the Resolution, Captain James Cooke, from the Year 1776 to 1780. The work was published in London by Boydell & Co in 1808. The watermark on the paper is dated 1820 but do not distinguish the editions (Hill Collection of Pacific Voyages, 1837; Holmes, M. Captain James Cook 79). The engravings from this work were the only originally hand-colored images published depicting Cook's third voyage. John Webber (1751-1793) was an English artist. He served as the draftsman and official artist for Cook's third voyage. His images of Hawaii, Alaska, and Australasia have given him great renown. Webber was the first European artist to make contact with Hawaii (then the Sandwich Islands). About the voyage: James Cook was already a celebrated Captain by 1776, having completed two scientific expeditions for the Admirality and Royal Society. He embarked on this third voyage on the HMS Resolution and HMS Discovery in hopes to find the Northwest passage. The passage was blocked by ice, but it resulted in Cook's discovery of the Hawaiian Islands, the charting of Alaska's coastling, and the exploration of the North Specific up to 70° N. The expedition returned South to Hawaii where Captain Cook met his untimely demise over a fight over the theft of a cutter in Kealakekua Bay. His second lietenant, James King, made a second attempt at the Northwest passage before returning to England via China and the Thames. "The famous accounts of Captain Cook's three voyages form the basis for any collection of Pacific books. In three great voyages Cook did more to clarify the geographical knowledge of the southern hemisphere than all his predecessors had done together. He was really the first scientific navigator and his voyages made great contributions to many fields of knowledge" (Hill). "Cook's third voyage was organized to seek the Northwest Passage and to return [the islander] Omai to Tahiti. Officers of the crew included William Bligh, James Burney, James Colnett, and George Vancouver. John Webber was appointed artist to the expedition. After calling at Kerguelen Island, Tasmania, New Zealand, and the Cook, Tonga, and Society Islands, the expedition sailed north and discovered Christmas Island and the Hawaiian Islands, which Cook named the Sandwich Islands. Cook charted the American west coast from Northern California through the Bering Strait as far north as latitude 70 degrees 44 minutes before he was stopped by pack ice. He returned to Hawaii for the winter and was killed in an unhappy skirmish with the natives over a boat. Charles Clarke took command and after he died six months later, the ships returned to England under John Gore. Despite hostilities with the United States and France, the scientific nature of this expedition caused the various governments to exempt these vessels from capture. The voyage resulted in what Cook judged his most valuable discovery - the Hawaiian Islands" (Hill). Provenance: Book plate of James Edge Partington. Stamp reading Mrs. Philip E. Spalding, 2411 Makiki Heights Rd / Honolulu, Hawaii

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      • Webber & Cook - The Resolution beating through the Ice, with the Discovery, &c.
        Apr. 06, 2024

        Webber & Cook - The Resolution beating through the Ice, with the Discovery, &c.

        Est: $3,000 - $5,000

        This exquisite folio, aquatint engraving with original hand-coloring is after John Webber's original paintings from Captain James Cook's third voyage in Views in the South Seas: From Drawings by the Late James Webber, Draftsman on Board the Resolution, Captain James Cooke, from the Year 1776 to 1780. The work was published in London by Boydell & Co in 1808. The watermark on the paper is dated 1820 but do not distinguish the editions (Hill Collection of Pacific Voyages, 1837; Holmes, M. Captain James Cook 79). The engravings from this work were the only originally hand-colored images published depicting Cook's third voyage. John Webber (1751-1793) was an English artist. He served as the draftsman and official artist for Cook's third voyage. His images of Hawaii, Alaska, and Australasia have given him great renown. Webber was the first European artist to make contact with Hawaii (then the Sandwich Islands). About the voyage: James Cook was already a celebrated Captain by 1776, having completed two scientific expeditions for the Admirality and Royal Society. He embarked on this third voyage on the HMS Resolution and HMS Discovery in hopes to find the Northwest passage. The passage was blocked by ice, but it resulted in Cook's discovery of the Hawaiian Islands, the charting of Alaska's coastling, and the exploration of the North Specific up to 70° N. The expedition returned South to Hawaii where Captain Cook met his untimely demise over a fight over the theft of a cutter in Kealakekua Bay. His second lietenant, James King, made a second attempt at the Northwest passage before returning to England via China and the Thames. "The famous accounts of Captain Cook's three voyages form the basis for any collection of Pacific books. In three great voyages Cook did more to clarify the geographical knowledge of the southern hemisphere than all his predecessors had done together. He was really the first scientific navigator and his voyages made great contributions to many fields of knowledge" (Hill). "Cook's third voyage was organized to seek the Northwest Passage and to return [the islander] Omai to Tahiti. Officers of the crew included William Bligh, James Burney, James Colnett, and George Vancouver. John Webber was appointed artist to the expedition. After calling at Kerguelen Island, Tasmania, New Zealand, and the Cook, Tonga, and Society Islands, the expedition sailed north and discovered Christmas Island and the Hawaiian Islands, which Cook named the Sandwich Islands. Cook charted the American west coast from Northern California through the Bering Strait as far north as latitude 70 degrees 44 minutes before he was stopped by pack ice. He returned to Hawaii for the winter and was killed in an unhappy skirmish with the natives over a boat. Charles Clarke took command and after he died six months later, the ships returned to England under John Gore. Despite hostilities with the United States and France, the scientific nature of this expedition caused the various governments to exempt these vessels from capture. The voyage resulted in what Cook judged his most valuable discovery - the Hawaiian Islands" (Hill). Provenance: Book plate of James Edge Partington. Stamp reading Mrs. Philip E. Spalding, 2411 Makiki Heights Rd / Honolulu, Hawaii

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      • Webber & Cook - The Plantain Tree in the Island of Cracatoa
        Apr. 06, 2024

        Webber & Cook - The Plantain Tree in the Island of Cracatoa

        Est: $3,000 - $5,000

        This exquisite folio, aquatint engraving with original hand-coloring is after John Webber's original paintings from Captain James Cook's third voyage in Views in the South Seas: From Drawings by the Late James Webber, Draftsman on Board the Resolution, Captain James Cooke, from the Year 1776 to 1780. The work was published in London by Boydell & Co in 1808. The watermark on the paper is dated 1820 but do not distinguish the editions (Hill Collection of Pacific Voyages, 1837; Holmes, M. Captain James Cook 79). The engravings from this work were the only originally hand-colored images published depicting Cook's third voyage. John Webber (1751-1793) was an English artist. He served as the draftsman and official artist for Cook's third voyage. His images of Hawaii, Alaska, and Australasia have given him great renown. Webber was the first European artist to make contact with Hawaii (then the Sandwich Islands). About the voyage: James Cook was already a celebrated Captain by 1776, having completed two scientific expeditions for the Admirality and Royal Society. He embarked on this third voyage on the HMS Resolution and HMS Discovery in hopes to find the Northwest passage. The passage was blocked by ice, but it resulted in Cook's discovery of the Hawaiian Islands, the charting of Alaska's coastling, and the exploration of the North Specific up to 70° N. The expedition returned South to Hawaii where Captain Cook met his untimely demise over a fight over the theft of a cutter in Kealakekua Bay. His second lietenant, James King, made a second attempt at the Northwest passage before returning to England via China and the Thames. "The famous accounts of Captain Cook's three voyages form the basis for any collection of Pacific books. In three great voyages Cook did more to clarify the geographical knowledge of the southern hemisphere than all his predecessors had done together. He was really the first scientific navigator and his voyages made great contributions to many fields of knowledge" (Hill). "Cook's third voyage was organized to seek the Northwest Passage and to return [the islander] Omai to Tahiti. Officers of the crew included William Bligh, James Burney, James Colnett, and George Vancouver. John Webber was appointed artist to the expedition. After calling at Kerguelen Island, Tasmania, New Zealand, and the Cook, Tonga, and Society Islands, the expedition sailed north and discovered Christmas Island and the Hawaiian Islands, which Cook named the Sandwich Islands. Cook charted the American west coast from Northern California through the Bering Strait as far north as latitude 70 degrees 44 minutes before he was stopped by pack ice. He returned to Hawaii for the winter and was killed in an unhappy skirmish with the natives over a boat. Charles Clarke took command and after he died six months later, the ships returned to England under John Gore. Despite hostilities with the United States and France, the scientific nature of this expedition caused the various governments to exempt these vessels from capture. The voyage resulted in what Cook judged his most valuable discovery - the Hawaiian Islands" (Hill). Provenance: Book plate of James Edge Partington. Stamp reading Mrs. Philip E. Spalding, 2411 Makiki Heights Rd / Honolulu, Hawaii

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      • Webber - View in Queen Charlotte's Sound, New Zealand.
        Mar. 23, 2024

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

        Est: $4,000 - $6,000

        This exquisite folio, aquatint engraving with original hand-coloring is after John Webber's original paintings from Captain James Cook's third voyage in Views in the South Seas: From Drawings by the Late James Webber, Draftsman on Board the Resolution, Captain James Cooke, from the Year 1776 to 1780. The work was published in London by Boydell & Co in 1808. The watermark on the paper is dated 1820 but do not distinguish the editions (Hill Collection of Pacific Voyages, 1837; Holmes, M. Captain James Cook 79). The engravings from this work were the only originally hand-colored images published depicting Cook's third voyage. John Webber (1751-1793) was an English artist. He served as the draftsman and official artist for Cook's third voyage. His images of Hawaii, Alaska, and Australasia have given him great renown. Webber was the first European artist to make contact with Hawaii (then the Sandwich Islands). About the voyage: James Cook was already a celebrated Captain by 1776, having completed two scientific expeditions for the Admirality and Royal Society. He embarked on this third voyage on the HMS Resolution and HMS Discovery in hopes to find the Northwest passage. The passage was blocked by ice, but it resulted in Cook's discovery of the Hawaiian Islands, the charting of Alaska's coastling, and the exploration of the North Specific up to 70° N. The expedition returned South to Hawaii where Captain Cook met his untimely demise over a fight over the theft of a cutter in Kealakekua Bay. His second lietenant, James King, made a second attempt at the Northwest passage before returning to England via China and the Thames. "The famous accounts of Captain Cook's three voyages form the basis for any collection of Pacific books. In three great voyages Cook did more to clarify the geographical knowledge of the southern hemisphere than all his predecessors had done together. He was really the first scientific navigator and his voyages made great contributions to many fields of knowledge" (Hill). "Cook's third voyage was organized to seek the Northwest Passage and to return [the islander] Omai to Tahiti. Officers of the crew included William Bligh, James Burney, James Colnett, and George Vancouver. John Webber was appointed artist to the expedition. After calling at Kerguelen Island, Tasmania, New Zealand, and the Cook, Tonga, and Society Islands, the expedition sailed north and discovered Christmas Island and the Hawaiian Islands, which Cook named the Sandwich Islands. Cook charted the American west coast from Northern California through the Bering Strait as far north as latitude 70 degrees 44 minutes before he was stopped by pack ice. He returned to Hawaii for the winter and was killed in an unhappy skirmish with the natives over a boat. Charles Clarke took command and after he died six months later, the ships returned to England under John Gore. Despite hostilities with the United States and France, the scientific nature of this expedition caused the various governments to exempt these vessels from capture. The voyage resulted in what Cook judged his most valuable discovery - the Hawaiian Islands" (Hill). Provenance: Book plate of James Edge Partington. Stamp reading Mrs. Philip E. Spalding, 2411 Makiki Heights Rd / Honolulu, Hawaii

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      • Webber - Boats of the Friendly Islands. 2
        Mar. 23, 2024

        Webber - Boats of the Friendly Islands. 2

        Est: $4,000 - $6,000

        This exquisite folio, aquatint engraving with original hand-coloring is after John Webber's original paintings from Captain James Cook's third voyage in Views in the South Seas: From Drawings by the Late James Webber, Draftsman on Board the Resolution, Captain James Cooke, from the Year 1776 to 1780. The work was published in London by Boydell & Co in 1808. The watermark on the paper is dated 1820 but do not distinguish the editions (Hill Collection of Pacific Voyages, 1837; Holmes, M. Captain James Cook 79). The engravings from this work were the only originally hand-colored images published depicting Cook's third voyage. John Webber (1751-1793) was an English artist. He served as the draftsman and official artist for Cook's third voyage. His images of Hawaii, Alaska, and Australasia have given him great renown. Webber was the first European artist to make contact with Hawaii (then the Sandwich Islands). About the voyage: James Cook was already a celebrated Captain by 1776, having completed two scientific expeditions for the Admirality and Royal Society. He embarked on this third voyage on the HMS Resolution and HMS Discovery in hopes to find the Northwest passage. The passage was blocked by ice, but it resulted in Cook's discovery of the Hawaiian Islands, the charting of Alaska's coastling, and the exploration of the North Specific up to 70° N. The expedition returned South to Hawaii where Captain Cook met his untimely demise over a fight over the theft of a cutter in Kealakekua Bay. His second lietenant, James King, made a second attempt at the Northwest passage before returning to England via China and the Thames. "The famous accounts of Captain Cook's three voyages form the basis for any collection of Pacific books. In three great voyages Cook did more to clarify the geographical knowledge of the southern hemisphere than all his predecessors had done together. He was really the first scientific navigator and his voyages made great contributions to many fields of knowledge" (Hill). "Cook's third voyage was organized to seek the Northwest Passage and to return [the islander] Omai to Tahiti. Officers of the crew included William Bligh, James Burney, James Colnett, and George Vancouver. John Webber was appointed artist to the expedition. After calling at Kerguelen Island, Tasmania, New Zealand, and the Cook, Tonga, and Society Islands, the expedition sailed north and discovered Christmas Island and the Hawaiian Islands, which Cook named the Sandwich Islands. Cook charted the American west coast from Northern California through the Bering Strait as far north as latitude 70 degrees 44 minutes before he was stopped by pack ice. He returned to Hawaii for the winter and was killed in an unhappy skirmish with the natives over a boat. Charles Clarke took command and after he died six months later, the ships returned to England under John Gore. Despite hostilities with the United States and France, the scientific nature of this expedition caused the various governments to exempt these vessels from capture. The voyage resulted in what Cook judged his most valuable discovery - the Hawaiian Islands" (Hill). Provenance: Book plate of James Edge Partington. Stamp reading Mrs. Philip E. Spalding, 2411 Makiki Heights Rd / Honolulu, Hawaii

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      • AFTER JOHN WEBBER (BRITISH 1751-1793)
        Mar. 20, 2024

        AFTER JOHN WEBBER (BRITISH 1751-1793)

        Est: £300 - £500

        AFTER JOHN WEBBER (BRITISH 1751-1793) A SET OF FIVE VIEWS: (i) A VIEW ON THE ISLAND OF NEW CALEDONIA; (ii) A VIEW OF MONUMENTS ON EASTER ISLAND; (iii) A VIEW OF HUAHEINE; (iv) A VIEW OF ANAMOOKA; (v) A VIEW ON THE ISLAND OF HUAHEINE etchings with engraving, c.1784-86 each 22.5 x 35.5cm each 41.6 x 54.5cm (framed) (5) Property from a London Collection All five engravings feature views of islands in the South Pacific after the drawings from artists on Captain Cook's voyages in the Pacific Ocean. These drawings were compiled into A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean (published in 1784) which is the official account of Cook's third voyage in the South Pacific (1776-1780), and A New, Authentic, and Complete Collection of Voyages Round the World (published in 1786) which recounts all three of Captain Cook's voyages in the Pacific Ocean. John Webber was the official artist for the third trip. A View on the Island of New Caledonia (i), features a view of the New Caledonian landscape and its native people and their settlements. In his second Pacific voyage (1772-1775), Captain Cook and his crew landed on New Caledonia on 4 September 1774 and stayed on the island for a month. A View of Monuments on Easter Island (ii), features a view of a rock formation on Easter Island (Rapa Nui). Cook stopped at Easter Island on his second Pacific voyage from 14-17 March 1774. A View of Huaheine (iii), features a view of Fare, Huaheine in French Polynesia. Cook stopped in Huaheine from 12 October - 2 November 1777 on his third voyage. A View of Anamooka (iv), features a view of the shoreline from the north side of Nomuka, Tonga or Friendly Isles. Cook and his crew stopped at Nomuka for supplies and trading from 1-4 May 1777 on his third Pacific journey. A View on the Island of Huaheine (v), features a representation of the place of worship Ewharra no Eatua on the French Polynesian island of Huaheine from Captain Cook's first voyage (1768-1771). Literature James Cook, A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean, London, 1784, vol. 1, pl. 6 [iv] & pl. 16 [iii], illustrated Alexander Hogg, A New, Authentic, and Complete Collection of Voyages Round the World, London, 1786, pp. 69 [v], 205 [ii] & 263 [i], illustrated offered for sale without reserve

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      • Webber, John
        Feb. 16, 2024

        Webber, John

        Est: €80 - €120

        (1750 London 1793), nach. 3 Kupferstiche. Ca. 41,5 cm x 31,6 - 36 x 52,5 cm. 18./19.Jhdt. ╔An Inland View, in Atooi.╗ Samuel Middman nach J. W. - ╔A Man of Prince William's Sound (Alaska).╗ James Basire nach J. W. - ╔A man from Oonalashka (Kanada).╗ D

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      • JOHN WEBBER, R.A. (LONDON 1751-1793) People of Prince William Sound in the
        Feb. 01, 2024

        JOHN WEBBER, R.A. (LONDON 1751-1793) People of Prince William Sound in the

        Est: $60,000 - $80,000

        JOHN WEBBER, R.A. (LONDON 1751-1793) People of Prince William Sound in their Canoes pen and grey ink, grey, yellow and pink wash 6 x 13 5⁄8 in. (15.2 x 34.5 cm.)

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      • JOHN WEBBER OIL OF A WINTER SCENE IN KAMCHATKA
        Jan. 27, 2024

        JOHN WEBBER OIL OF A WINTER SCENE IN KAMCHATKA

        Est: $80,000 - $120,000

        WEBBER, John, R.A. (1751-1793), Attributed to. Winter Scene in Kamchatka. Oil on Canvas. 25" x 36 1/2" canvas, 30" x 41"framed. The Artist that Accompanied Captain Cook; What the Pacific Northwest looked like in the 18th Century. The Kamchatka Peninsula rests in the Russian Far East between the Pacific Ocean to the east and the Sea of Okhotsk to the west. It measures 1,250 kilometers long and 182,400 square miles. Together with the Commander Islands and Karaginsky Island, it constitutes the Kamchatka Krai of the Russian Federation. One of its most recognized attributes are the Volcanoes of Kamchatka, listed by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) for having special cultural or physical significance. The Peninsula is known to have moderately cool summers and stormy winters. The present picture has been seen by Dr. Geoff Quilley who supports the attribution to Webber, and by Dr. William Hayptman who has been unable to confirm it as an autograph work. Christie's auction house is of the opinion it is Webber's lost Academy exhibit of 1789. Webber exhibited two Kamchatka pictures at the Royal Academy: Natives of Kamchatka in 1786 (no 17), and Winter scene in Kamtchatka in 1789 (no 197), the latter a lost work. For reference to other Russian pictures by Webber, the Catalogue of Drawings & Portraits in Oyl by John Webber (NLA, Canberra) lists 4 pictures, listed consecutively nos 15-18 under Portraits in Oyl Colours, all of which remain untraced. Webber's Winter scene in Kamtchatka was one of five voyage pictures exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1786. It is the only picture of a Russian landscape from Cook's third voyage. After Cook's death at Hawaii, Clerke and Gore took the Resolution and Discovery north to the Kamchatkan peninsula, arriving in Avacha Bay in severe winter weather on 29 April 1779. Seeking supplies before another excursion to the Arctic in search of the Northwest Passage, Lieutenant King, accompanied by Webber as interpreter, travelled in boats up the Avacha river and in sleds across land to the eastern coast of the peninsula to meet the Russian governor, Major Magnus von Behm, at Bolcheretskoi. They were generously received, resupplied ('very genteely promis'd an abundant supply to all our wants') and repaired, and von Behm organized to take Cook's logs, with news of the expedition, including the first news of Cook's death at Hawaii, to the English ambassador at the Russian Court at St Petersburg, for onward delivery to London. They sailed for the Arctic on 16 June but, after an unsuccessful foray through the Bering Strait, returned to Kamchatka on 24 August, and stayed for a a further 7 weeks. The present picture takes its subject from the first visit to Avacha Bay, Kamchatka, in late winter weather, from 29 April to 16 June 1779. The scene was described by various members of the crew: Clerke recorded their approach on 26 April '...wore and stood off for the Night during which we had a very heavy snow & severe Frost, with fresh Gales & squally Wear. The poor fellows after broiling as they have lately done several Months on the Torrid Zone are now miserably pinch'd with the Cold.'; and King added that 'imagination could not paint a more dreary prospect... Some few flocks of duck were all that enlightnd this very silent solemn waste prospect.' (King in Cook, Journals III, 1, p. 650). Samwell remarked on the volcano's activity: 'The Burning Mountain to the North of the Harbour of St Peter & Paul called Awachinsky has emitted Smoke more of less all the time we have been here', and described the town under the volcano as consisting of 5 or six Russian log Houses and about 15 Kamtschadale Houses called Balagans & 3 or 4 Joortas. (Cook, Journals III, 2, p. 1258).

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      • John Webber's Views in the South Seas … Cook's Third Voyage - Volume with 16 Folio Aquatint Engravings
        Dec. 09, 2023

        John Webber's Views in the South Seas … Cook's Third Voyage - Volume with 16 Folio Aquatint Engravings

        Est: $50,000 - $70,000

        This volume of 16 exquisite folio, aquatint engravings with original hand-coloring is after John Webber's original paintings from Captain James Cook's third voyage. The work is entitled Views in the South Seas: From Drawings by the Late James Webber, Draftsman on Board the Resolution, Captain James Cooke, from the Year 1776 to 1780. The work was published in London by Boydell & Co in 1808. The watermarks on the paper are dated 1820 but do not distinguish the editions (Hill Collection of Pacific Voyages, 1837; Holmes, M. Captain James Cook 79). The plates are interleaved with letterpress descriptions. It is bound in half red morocco, raised bands, spine stamped in gilt. This is a remarkable volume of folio views from an artist of great import. The work was the only color plate book on the subject of Pacific exploration. The work features the only originally hand-colored engravings published depicting Cook's third voyage. John Webber (1751-1793) was an English artist. He served as the draftsman and official artist for Cook's third voyage. His images of Hawaii, Alaska, and Australasia have given him great renown. Webber was the first European artist to make contact with Hawaii (then the Sandwich Islands). About the voyage: James Cook was already a celebrated Captain by 1776, having completed two scientific expeditions for the Admirality and Royal Society. He embarked on this third voyage on the HMS Resolution and HMS Discovery in hopes to find the Northwest passage. The passage was blocked by ice, but it resulted in Cook's discovery of the Hawaiian Islands, the charting of Alaska's coastling, and the exploration of the North Specific up to 70° N. The expedition returned South to Hawaii where Captain Cook met his untimely demise over a fight over the theft of a cutter in Kealakekua Bay. His second lietenant, James King, made a second attempt at the Northwest passage before returning to England via China and the Thames. "The famous accounts of Captain Cook's three voyages form the basis for any collection of Pacific books. In three great voyages Cook did more to clarify the geographical knowledge of the southern hemisphere than all his predecessors had done together. He was really the first scientific navigator and his voyages made great contributions to many fields of knowledge" (Hill). "Cook's third voyage was organized to seek the Northwest Passage and to return [the islander] Omai to Tahiti. Officers of the crew included William Bligh, James Burney, James Colnett, and George Vancouver. John Webber was appointed artist to the expedition. After calling at Kerguelen Island, Tasmania, New Zealand, and the Cook, Tonga, and Society Islands, the expedition sailed north and discovered Christmas Island and the Hawaiian Islands, which Cook named the Sandwich Islands. Cook charted the American west coast from Northern California through the Bering Strait as far north as latitude 70 degrees 44 minutes before he was stopped by pack ice. He returned to Hawaii for the winter and was killed in an unhappy skirmish with the natives over a boat. Charles Clarke took command and after he died six months later, the ships returned to England under John Gore. Despite hostilities with the United States and France, the scientific nature of this expedition caused the various governments to exempt these vessels from capture. The voyage resulted in what Cook judged his most valuable discovery - the Hawaiian Islands" (Hill). Provenance: Book plate present reading James Edge Partington. There is also a stamp present reading: Mrs. Philip E. Spalding, 2411 Makiki Heights Rd / Honolulu, Hawaii

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      • [CAPTAIN COOK'S LAST VOYAGE] [after] WEBBER, JOHN. 1751-1793. Boxing Match Before Capt. Cook at Owhyhee..., London: Francis Edwards Ltd., [1919].
        Oct. 31, 2023

        [CAPTAIN COOK'S LAST VOYAGE] [after] WEBBER, JOHN. 1751-1793. Boxing Match Before Capt. Cook at Owhyhee..., London: Francis Edwards Ltd., [1919].

        Est: $5,000 - $7,000

        [CAPTAIN COOK'S LAST VOYAGE] [after] WEBBER, JOHN. 1751-1793. Boxing Match Before Capt. Cook at Owhyhee..., Photogravure print, matted and framed, frame 29 3/4 X 39 3/4 in., image area 20 1/2 x 30 in. Not examined out of frame. This print was created in 1919 by the London publisher Francis Edwards Ltd. from a pen-and-wash drawing (now in the Bernice P. Bishop Museum in Honolulu) by Webber, who was the official artist for the Cook expedition. The drawing was never engraved and therefore not published at the same time as the rest of Webber's images. Edwards made two errors in the caption text: The year is given as 1770 rather than 1779, and Webber's first name is incorrectly given as James. An unknown but undoubtedly small number were offered for sale by Edwards, and the print is now very rare. This example was purchased in the early 1980s from Lahaina Printsellers in Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii., London: Francis Edwards Ltd., [1919].

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      • [CAPTAIN COOK'S LAST VOYAGE] WEBBER, JOHN. 1751-1793. The Death of Captain Cook., London: W. Byrne and J. Webber, 1785.
        Oct. 31, 2023

        [CAPTAIN COOK'S LAST VOYAGE] WEBBER, JOHN. 1751-1793. The Death of Captain Cook., London: W. Byrne and J. Webber, 1785.

        Est: $3,000 - $5,000

        [CAPTAIN COOK'S LAST VOYAGE] WEBBER, JOHN. 1751-1793. The Death of Captain Cook., Engraving, matted and framed, frame 26 3/4 x 30 3/4 in., image area 13 x 18 in. From a drawing by Webber, the official artist on Cook's third voyage, the landscape engraved by W. Byrne, the figures engraved by F. Bartolozzi, R.A. This image was intended for the folio appended to the three-volume A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean but instead was published separately., London: W. Byrne and J. Webber, 1785.

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      • JOHN WEBBER (BRITISH 1751-1793), A SANDPIT, HAMPSTEAD HEATH
        Oct. 18, 2023

        JOHN WEBBER (BRITISH 1751-1793), A SANDPIT, HAMPSTEAD HEATH

        Est: £1,000 - £1,500

        JOHN WEBBER (BRITISH 1751-1793)A SANDPIT, HAMPSTEAD HEATHPencil, pen, ink and watercolour on laid paper marked with a fleur de lysSigned and dated '1792' (lower right)33 x 47.2cm (12 x 18½ in.)Provenance: Anonymous sale, Phillips, London, 16 July 1990, lot 19, where bought by the present ownerWebber was the son of the Swiss sculptor Abraham Weber and studied in Paris before entering the Royal Academy Schools in 1775. In 1776, he accompanied Captain Cook on his third voyage to the South Seas returning in 1780. Works from this trip are rare and much sought after. Another view taken on Hampstead Heath, on the same sized sheet but dated 1790, is in the British Museum (1868,0328.343).

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      • Print, John Webber
        Oct. 16, 2023

        Print, John Webber

        Est: $50 - $100

        John Webber (British, 1751-1793), "The Reception of Captain Cook, in Hapaee," engraving, unsigned, overall (with frame): 19.25"h x 24.5"w. Webber is known for his travels with Captain James Cook and his depictions of the Pacific islands and Alaska.

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      • Print, John Webber
        Sep. 18, 2023

        Print, John Webber

        Est: $100 - $200

        John Webber (British, 1751-1793), "The Reception of Captain Cook, in Hapaee," engraving, unsigned, overall (with frame): 19.25"h x 24.5"w. Webber is known for his travels with Captain James Cook and his depictions of the Pacific islands and Alaska.

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      • Mort De Cook After John Webber (1752 - 1793) French issue of the most famous image of the death of Cook. It is based on original sketches made by James Clevely the carpenter on board Cook’s ship Resolution who…
        Dec. 13, 2022

        Mort De Cook After John Webber (1752 - 1793) French issue of the most famous image of the death of Cook. It is based on original sketches made by James Clevely the carpenter on board Cook’s ship Resolution who…

        Est: $1,000 - $2,000

        Mort De Cook After John Webber (1752 - 1793) French issue of the most famous image of the death of Cook. It is based on original sketches made by James Clevely the carpenter on board Cook’s ship Resolution who was said to have been an eye witness from on board the ship, published 1785, copper engraving by Robert Bénard (1734 – 1777), title below image text reads MORT DE COOK, framed, approx 26cm x 39cm

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      • John Webber (1752-1793). "A Man of Mangea," Cook Islands
        Nov. 14, 2022

        John Webber (1752-1793). "A Man of Mangea," Cook Islands

        Est: $250 - $500

        John Webber (1752-1793). "A Man of Mangea," Cook Islands, [Pl. 11]. London: G. Nicol & T. Cadell, 1784. Etched and engraved by Wm. Sharp after a drawing by Webber. Framed. From the collection of Joseph Salamanca. Size: 8.75'' x 7'', 22 x 18 cm (image); 25.5'' x 22.75'', 65 x 58 cm (frame).

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      • 18th C. Engraving "A Man of the Sandwich Islands, in a Mask", 1784, by John Webber (English, 1751- 1793), who accompanied the well known Captain James Cook during a trip to Hawaii in 1778, "J. Webber del." at lower le...
        Nov. 07, 2022

        18th C. Engraving "A Man of the Sandwich Islands, in a Mask", 1784, by John Webber (English, 1751- 1793), who accompanied the well known Captain James Cook during a trip to Hawaii in 1778, "J. Webber del." at lower le...

        Est: $100 - $150

        18th C. Engraving "A Man of the Sandwich Islands, in a Mask", 1784, by John Webber (English, 1751- 1793), who accompanied the well known Captain James Cook during a trip to Hawaii in 1778, "J. Webber del." at lower left, "T. Cook sculpt." at lower right, depicts the upper torso and head of bearded native man wearing a gourd helmet surmounted by fern fonds and with hanging strips of cloth at base, water stains to image and mat, waving of paper, not examined out of frame, sold as found, ss: 12" h. x 8 3/4" w. 

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      • 18th C. Hand-colored engraving "A Man of the Sandwich Islands, Dancing", 1784, by John Webber (English, 1751- 1793), who accompanied the well known Captain James Cook during a trip to Hawaii in 1778,depicts a tattooed...
        Oct. 03, 2022

        18th C. Hand-colored engraving "A Man of the Sandwich Islands, Dancing", 1784, by John Webber (English, 1751- 1793), who accompanied the well known Captain James Cook during a trip to Hawaii in 1778,depicts a tattooed...

        Est: $200 - $400

        18th C. Hand-colored engraving "A Man of the Sandwich Islands, Dancing", 1784, by John Webber (English, 1751- 1793), who accompanied the well known Captain James Cook during a trip to Hawaii in 1778,depicts a tattooed man holding a circular feather-edged shield, he wear a seaweed necklace and leg covers comprised of dog teeth, framed and matted under glass, hinged to mat, trimmed, wear consistent with age and use including toning and foxing, ss: 9" h. x 6 7/8" w.; paper size: 9 1/2" h.x 7 3/8" w.

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      • JOHN WEBBER, R.A. (LONDON 1750-1793) Ashburnham Cottage, Chelsea pencil, p
        Mar. 24, 2022

        JOHN WEBBER, R.A. (LONDON 1750-1793) Ashburnham Cottage, Chelsea pencil, p

        Est: £3,000 - £5,000

        JOHN WEBBER, R.A. (LONDON 1750-1793) Ashburnham Cottage, Chelsea pencil, pen and grey and brown ink and watercolour on paper 9 1/8 x 15 1/4 in. (23 x 38.7 cm.)

        Christie's
      • JOHN WEBBER, R.A. (LONDON 1750-1793) View of Lake Bala and Aran Mountains,
        Mar. 24, 2022

        JOHN WEBBER, R.A. (LONDON 1750-1793) View of Lake Bala and Aran Mountains,

        Est: £3,000 - £5,000

        JOHN WEBBER, R.A. (LONDON 1750-1793) View of Lake Bala and Aran Mountains, North Wales pencil, pen and grey ink and watercolour on paper watermarked with a fleur-de-lys 12 7/8 x 18 5/8 in. (32.7 x 47.3 cm.)

        Christie's
      • JOHN WEBBER, R.A. (LONDON 1750-1793) The valley of Aber at Bont Newydd, Nor
        Mar. 24, 2022

        JOHN WEBBER, R.A. (LONDON 1750-1793) The valley of Aber at Bont Newydd, Nor

        Est: £3,000 - £5,000

        JOHN WEBBER, R.A. (LONDON 1750-1793) The valley of Aber at Bont Newydd, North Wales pencil and watercolour on paper watermarked with a fleur-de-lys 13 1/8 x 18 5/8 in. (33.3 x 47.3 cm.)

        Christie's
      • John Webber "Inhabitants of Norton Sound and Their Habitations" Engraving
        Feb. 20, 2022

        John Webber "Inhabitants of Norton Sound and Their Habitations" Engraving

        Est: $100 - $200

        A late 18th-century engraving after a drawing by John Webber, illustrator for Captain James Cook's voyage to Alaska, depicting Alaska Natives he encountered near present-day Nome. Plastic-wrapped behind a matboard,  measures approximately 21" x 15" overall. 

        Alaska Premier Auctions & Appraisals
      • Webber, John
        Feb. 19, 2022

        Webber, John

        Est: €80 - €120

        (1750 London 1793), nach. 3 Kupferstiche. Ca. 41,5 cm x 31,6 - 36 x 52,5 cm. 18./19.Jhdt. ╔An Inland View, in Atooi.╗ Samuel Middman nach J. W. - ╔A Man of Prince William's Sound (Alaska).╗ James Basire nach J. W. - ╔A man from Oonalashka (Kanada).╗ D

        Kiefer Buch- und Kunstauktionen
      • JOHN WEBBER, R.A. (LONDON 1751 - 1793)
        Dec. 07, 2021

        JOHN WEBBER, R.A. (LONDON 1751 - 1793)

        Est: £200 - £300

        JOHN WEBBER, R.A. (LONDON 1751 - 1793) JOHN WEBBER, R.A. (LONDON 1751 - 1793) Study of a man holding a stick pencil on laid paper 230 x 140 mm The son of a Swiss sculptor, born in London, Webber studied in Bern under J.L. Aberli who developed the picturesque style of topographical painting in Switzerland. After a period at the Académie Royale in Paris, Webber studied at the Royal Academy Schools, London in 1775 and exhibited there the following year, when his work impressed the botanist Dr Daniel Solander who recommended him to accompany Captain Cook on his third and last expedition to the South Seas. He sailed on HMS Resolution and made drawings of landscapes and everything else of interest throughout the voyage. The expedition visited Tasmania, New Zealand, the South Pacific and the Sandwich Islands (Hawaii), and Icy Cape. Webber witnessed Cook’s death. The present sheet may date from his period of voyage on the Resolution.

        Chiswick Auctions
      • JOHN WEBBER REPRESENTATION OF HUMAN SACRIFICE WITH CAPT
        Jun. 30, 2021

        JOHN WEBBER REPRESENTATION OF HUMAN SACRIFICE WITH CAPT

        Est: $50 - $100

        An original copperplate engraving on wove paper after English artist John Webber (1751-1793) titled "Representation of a Human Sacrifice in a Morai at Otaheite in the presence of Captain Cook and his Officers", 1817. Engraved by English artist James Heath (1757-1834). Comes from the Octavo edition of "A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean" 1776-1780, recording the Third Voyage of Captain Cook. Published by Evans & Bourne in London, the UK for the "Cooke's Geography", portfolio in 1817. Matted with mats from Holland, all archival and shrink-wrapped. Matted size: 13" x 15". Image size: 5" x 7.25". In excellent condition.

        RB Fine Arts
      • WEBBER, JOHN. 1751-1793. 5 items: A Human Sacrifice, in a Morai, in Otaheite; Tereoboo, King of Owyhee, Bringing Presents to Capt. Cook; A Morai, in Atooi; A View of Huaheine; An Inland View in Atooi. [London: 1785.]
        Jun. 17, 2021

        WEBBER, JOHN. 1751-1793. 5 items: A Human Sacrifice, in a Morai, in Otaheite; Tereoboo, King of Owyhee, Bringing Presents to Capt. Cook; A Morai, in Atooi; A View of Huaheine; An Inland View in Atooi. [London: 1785.]

        Est: $2,000 - $4,000

        WEBBER, JOHN. 1751-1793. 5 items: A Human Sacrifice, in a Morai, in Otaheite; Tereoboo, King of Owyhee, Bringing Presents to Capt. Cook; A Morai, in Atooi; A View of Huaheine; An Inland View in Atooi. [London: 1785.] 5 copper-engraved views from Cook's Third Voyage, each approx. 240 x 690 mm. Some toning, creases, and masking tape remnants to margin versos, framed uniformly. An attractive collection of views of the South Pacific by Webber, an artist on board the HMS Resolution during Cook's Third Voyage. For further information on this lot please visit the Bonhams website

        Bonhams
      • John Webber (1752-1793) Britain New Zealand Australia - The Opossum found in the Southern extremity of New Holland
        Jun. 07, 2021

        John Webber (1752-1793) Britain New Zealand Australia - The Opossum found in the Southern extremity of New Holland

        Est: $400 - $500

        John Webber (1752-1793) Britain New Zealand Australia The Opossum found in the Southern extremity of New Holland Etching

        Colville Auctions
      • John Webber 'The Reception of Captain Cook in Hapaee' engraving 27.5 x 45cmm published 1784 -
        May. 27, 2021

        John Webber 'The Reception of Captain Cook in Hapaee' engraving 27.5 x 45cmm published 1784 -

        Est: $100 - $200

        John Webber 'The Reception of Captain Cook in Hapaee' engraving 27.5 x 45cmm published 1784

        Lawsons
      • Print, John Webber
        Mar. 20, 2021

        Print, John Webber

        Est: $50 - $100

        John Webber (British, 1750-1793) "A Boxing Match Hapaee," (Tonga), circa 1781, hand-colored engraving, overall (with mat): 22.25"h x 19.25"w

        Clars Auctions
      • After John Webber, A Night Dance, Engraving
        Mar. 10, 2021

        After John Webber, A Night Dance, Engraving

        Est: $200 - $300

        Description: After John Webber, A Night Dance, Engraving, (British, 1752-1793) A Night Dance by Women in Hapaee (Tonga, Polynesia), etched and engraved by William Sharp after a drawing by John Webber, titled lower center, inscribed 'J.Webber del.' lower right, and ' W. Sharp sculpt.' lower left, depicting a large group of dancing women with palm trees in the background and seated men in the foreground, unframed. Paper size: 16 1/8 in. x 21 3/4 in. John Webber was born in London in 1752. He was the draftsman on Captain Cook's third and final voyage to the South Seas. His drawings were the source for the engravings in Cook's 'A Voyage to the Pacific', published in 1784. Measurements: Height: of plate 10 5/8 in. x Width: 16 1/8 in. Condition: Fair condition, some foxing, paper yellowed, staining in outer white border, wear to edges, two corners folded over, the other two corners with small losses.

        Everard Auctions and Appraisals
      • Follower of John Webber (British, London 1751-1793) A view believed to be a detail from the reverse of the ridge of Mount Otemanu, Bora Bora, French Polynesia
        Feb. 10, 2021

        Follower of John Webber (British, London 1751-1793) A view believed to be a detail from the reverse of the ridge of Mount Otemanu, Bora Bora, French Polynesia

        Est: £2,000 - £3,000

        Follower of John Webber (British, London 1751-1793) A view believed to be a detail from the reverse of the ridge of Mount Otemanu, Bora Bora, French Polynesia oil on canvas 35.6 x 47.6cm (14 x 18 3/4in). For further information on this lot please visit the Bonhams website

        Bonhams
      • Follower of John Webber (British, London 1751-1793) A pair of mountain landscapes believed to be in French Polynesia, possibly the Marquesas Islands each 45.4 x 60.6cm (17 7/8 x 23 7/8in). (2)
        Feb. 10, 2021

        Follower of John Webber (British, London 1751-1793) A pair of mountain landscapes believed to be in French Polynesia, possibly the Marquesas Islands each 45.4 x 60.6cm (17 7/8 x 23 7/8in). (2)

        Est: £6,000 - £8,000

        Follower of John Webber (British, London 1751-1793) A pair of mountain landscapes believed to be in French Polynesia, possibly the Marquesas Islands oil on canvas each 45.4 x 60.6cm (17 7/8 x 23 7/8in). (2) For further information on this lot please visit the Bonhams website

        Bonhams
      • John WEBBER (1750-1793)
        Jun. 13, 2020

        John WEBBER (1750-1793)

        Est: $200 - $400

        Artist: John WEBBER (1750-1793). Title/Subject: Cook's Last Voyage. Signature: signed in plate. Medium: Copper plate engraving. Size image: 11 x 16 1/2 in. Size frame: 20 x 26 1/2 in. Created: 18th century. Condition: good.

        Turner Auctions + Appraisals
      • John WEBBER (1750-1793)
        Jun. 13, 2020

        John WEBBER (1750-1793)

        Est: $200 - $400

        Artist: John WEBBER (1750-1793). Title/Subject: Cook's Last Voyage. Signature: signed in plate. Medium: Copper plate engraving. Size image: 11 x 16 1/2 in. Size frame: 20 x 26 1/2 in. Created: 18th century. Condition: good.

        Turner Auctions + Appraisals
      • John WEBBER (1750-1793)
        Jun. 13, 2020

        John WEBBER (1750-1793)

        Est: $200 - $400

        Artist: John WEBBER (1750-1793). Title/Subject: Cook's Last Voyage. Signature: signed in plate. Medium: Copper plate engraving. Size image: 11 x 16 1/2 in. Size frame: 20 x 26 1/2 in. Created: 18th century. Condition: good.

        Turner Auctions + Appraisals
      • John WEBBER (1750-1793)
        Jun. 13, 2020

        John WEBBER (1750-1793)

        Est: $200 - $400

        Artist: John WEBBER (1750-1793). Title/Subject: Cook's Last Voyage. Signature: signed in plate. Medium: Copper plate engraving. Size image: 11 x 16 1/2 in. Size frame: 20 x 26 1/2 in. Created: 18th century. Condition: good.

        Turner Auctions + Appraisals
      • John WEBBER (1750-1793)
        Jun. 13, 2020

        John WEBBER (1750-1793)

        Est: $150 - $250

        Artist: John WEBBER (1750-1793). Title/Subject: Cook's Voyages To The Pacific Ocean. Signature: signed in plate. Medium: Copper plate engraving. Size image: 9 1/2 x 14 in. Size frame: 16 x 20 in. Created: 18th century. Condition: good.

        Turner Auctions + Appraisals
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