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"The Ships Resolution and Discovery at Nootka Sound (Ship Cove) Vancouver Island, 1778"

copy negative, showing "The Ships Resolution and Discovery at Nootka Sound (Ship Cove) Vancouver Island, 1778," reproduction of a very large original watercolor drawing by John Webber, located at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich London. Captain Cook's ships, Resolution and Discovery anchored at Nootka Sound in April 1778 for repair. The ships are shown at anchor with Nootka Indians and members of the crew visible working on the shore. Several canoes of Native Americans are also present in Nootka Sound. It is unclear if this illustration was also published as an lithograph in early editions of the Atlas to accompany] A Voyage of discovery of the North Pacific Ocean and round the world; in which the coast of North America has been carefully examined and accurately surveyed...., volume number 3, Captain James Cook and Captain James King, published in 1784.


Creation Date: 1778-1784

Catalog ID: 2013.0.23

Object Types: copy negative

Creator: John Webber

Dimensions: height 4 in . width 5 in

Related Subjects: James Cook, discovery and exploration, Nootka Sound, maritime exploration, Great Britain, Vancouver Island, Nootka, Northwest Coast culture area, HMS Discovery, HMS Resolution, sailing ship, canoe, John Webber