Balaguns or Summer Habitations, with the method of Drying Fish at St. Peter & Paul, Kamtschatka. COOK: THIRD VOYAGE, John WEBBER.

Balaguns or Summer Habitations…
Balaguns or Summer Habitations, with the method of Drying Fish at St. Peter & Paul, Kamtschatka.

London: Boydell, 1808.

Handcoloured aquatint, 330 x 455 mm.

Summer habitations in far eastern Russia

Fine view of the island of Cracatoa from Webber's magnificent series of views of the Pacific. This handcoloured aquatint is from the 1808 publication Views of the South Seas, and like other views by John Webber it is based on an original drawing by the artist made during Cook's third voyage to the Pacific.

Fine view of the island of Cracatoa from Webber's magnificent series of views of the Pacific. This handcoloured aquatint is from the 1808 publication Views of the South Seas, and like other views by John Webber it is based on an original drawing by the artist made during Cook's third voyage to the Pacific.
John Webber (1752 - 1793) was the official artist on Cook's third voyage. His drawings were published in the official account of the voyage. Between 1788 and 1792 he produced a series of sixteen views of places visited by Cook, etched and coloured by himself. These however were not published until after his death, in the large folio volume Views in the South Seas produced by Boydell & Co. in 1809.

Joppien & Smith, 3.362Ab.

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