Poulaho, King of the Friendly Islands

Image Size: 11.50" x 8.88" ( 29cm x 23cm )
Actual Size: 22.00" x 16.50" ( 56cm x 42cm )
Medium: Engraving


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¬†Poulaho King of the Friendly Islands is from the 1784 First Edition Atlas Accompanying Capt. James Cook and King; Third and Final Voyage of Captain James Cook. John Webber (1752-1793) was the official artist for the third voyage of Captain James Cook (1728-1779). The purpose of this voyage was to discover the Northwest Passage and to explore the Pacific Ocean north of the Equator. These engravings were published in 1784-85 by G. Nichol and Thomas Cadell of London in the four large format atlas, Voyage to the Pacific Ocean. Captain Cook was an extraordinary explorer known for discovering and mapping unknown territory and for his many contributions to the scientific world. These original engravings from Webber’s drawings and paintings are only a glimpse into this great man’s historical contributions that make him one of the greatest explorers of all times. This engraving is in fair condition. There is a diagonal crease from the top left to right side that hits the top right corner plate mark. Some foxing in margins and a one inch tear in bottom margin.