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London: circa 1780.
Exceptionally rare medal, an early commemoration of Cook's deathBronze medal, 37 mm. Extremely rare: the "Courage and Perseverance" medal, struck soon after news of Cook's death reached England. News of Cook's death was first published in Büsching's Wöchentlichte Nachrichten (Berlin, 1780) in early January 1780, via.....
Wellington: Alexander Turnbull Library, 1979. Folio; mint copy in original quarter tan oasis with linen slipcase. One of only fifty copies, with the prospectus, of this finely printed and bound edition of Beaglehole's lecture on 'The Death of Captain Cook'. This is Geoffrey Ingleton's copy with, typically, extra related material.....
London: imprint clipped, but S.A. Cumberlege, 1 July, 1781. Engraving, 145 x 180 mm., laid paper, mounted. Early and very important representation of the death of Captain Cook: evidently based on John Webber's original painting, this engraving actually predates the more famous Bartolozzi engraving with which Webber's name is now.....
London: Sold in Spur Street, Leicester Square, n.d. [but 1784].
The very rare variant issueOval engraving, 350 x 265 mm. (image size); mounted. Rare variant of the famous engraving of Cook's death showing, as the caption notes, "Part of the Original Plate after Webber" and presumably quite literally printed.....
London? circa 1800.
Popular issueEngraving, 16.5 x 22 cm. (image size), a good strong impression, mounted. An unusual version of the famous scene at Kealakekua Bay, in a very good impression. Although the original image on which this is loosely based is clearly that of Webber, the engraving bears.....