James Cook's Voyages to the Pacific Ocean from 1768 to 1779
provided the first views of areas he explored from the coast
of North America and Asia southward through the Pacific to several
islands including Hawaii, Tahiti, Tonga, New Zealand, and Australia.
These historically important and artistic copper engraved
masterpieces were completed by John Webber who was the officially
appointed artist for Captain James Cook's third and final
voyage. During this voyage Captain Cook was killed by disgruntled
natives. Webber's views of Cook's final voyage were published
Some of these large rare First Edition prints are still
available from Prints Old & Rare.
NOTE: Several other later editions of Captain Cook prints
are also available even though there are generally smaller
published by different publishers.
French copper engraving original prints published shortly
after the original English prints. The pictures are the same
but smaller images and the text is in French.