Watercolours illustrating Captain Cook's last voyage, ca. 1773-1784 / John Webber

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Watercolours illustrating Captain Cook's last voyage, ca. 1773-1784 / John Webber

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1JkmDgXY

Watercolours illustrating Captain Cook's last voyage, ca. 1773-1784 / John Webber

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Watercolours illustrating Captain Cook's last voyage, ca. 1773-1784 / John Webber

Full title

Watercolours illustrating Captain Cook's last voyage, ca. 1773-1784 / John Webber

Author / Creator

Date

ca. 1773-1784

Record Identifier

1JkmDgXY
Physical Description

Contents

46 drawings - 23 x 17 - 40 x 66 cm - watercolour

3 prints - engravings

Other Descriptions

Level of description

Fonds

Access and use

Copying Conditions

Out of copyright : Creator died before 1955

Please acknowledge: : Dixson Library, State Library of New South Wales

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Digitised

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SCOPE AND CONTENTS

Contents

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.

ALTERNATIVE TITLES

Full title

Watercolours illustrating Captain Cook's last voyage, ca. 1773-1784 / John Webber

Variant title

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

AUTHORS, ARTISTS AND CONTRIBUTORS

Author / Creator

NOTES

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

Signature / 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.

Description source

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

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 Swall...

CONTEXTUAL INFORMATION

Source

Bequest of Sir William Dixson, 1952

Administrative / Biographical history

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

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1JkmDgXY

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455685

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