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John Webber
Representation of Human sacrifice with Captain Cook

1817

$225

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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, 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. John Webber RA (London 6 October 1751 – 29 May 1793 London) was an English artist who accompanied Captain Cook on his third Pacific expedition. He is best known for his images of Australasia, Hawaii and Alaska. James Heath (19 April 1757 – 15 November 1834) was an English engraver. He enjoyed the patronage of George III and successive monarchs, and was an associate engraver of the Royal Academy.

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