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"Sea Horses.", [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.... 1773-1784]

Engraving showing “Sea Horses” or walruses, on page 40 in the Atlas of Captain Cooks' Third Voyage. J. [John] Webber, publisher credit, with date of 4 June 1784. The scene shows walruses in the water and on an iceberg and a group of seven men in a small row boat pointing guns at the animals. Two tall ships and another row boat are visible in the background. Plate engraved by S. Smith. Engraving made from a drawing by John Webber, figures by J. Heath. From a printers proof 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...., atlas volume number 3, published in 1784.

Details

Creation Date: Jun. 4, 1784

Catalog ID: 2011.0.60.3.40

Call Number: Ms OVERSIZE-FLAT/979.511/C772v/1798

Object Types: engraving

Creator: John Webber

Dimensions: Height 17.5 in . Width 11.375 in

Related Subjects: James Cook, engraving, maritime exploration, circumnavigation, North Pacific Ocean, atlas, John Webber, walrus, walrus hunting, rowboat