Webber, John

WEBBER, John, artist (b 6 Oct 1751, London, England; d 29 Apr 1793, London, England). He was an established artist and decorator in London when hired to accompany James COOK's 1776 expedition to the Pacific Coast of N America in search of a Northwest Passage. He made about 200 sketches during the voyage, 29 of which depict the people and places of NOOTKA SOUND, where the expedition spent a month in 1778. Some of the sketches illustrated the published version of Cook's journal in 1784. They are...

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