The Old Print Shop

John Webber


John Webber was the official artist of Cook's Third Voyage. The Resolution sailed from Plymouth in July 1776 and successively visited Cape Town, October; Tasmania, January 1777; Charlotte's Sound New Zealand, February; Tonga and Pacific Islands, March-August; Tahiti, August; Hawaii, January 1778; Nootka Sound, March; Alaska, June-July; Bering Straits, August; September-November, returned to Hawaii by way of the Aleutian Islands. In March 1779, after Cook's death, the expedition sailed north again to Kamtschatka and the Bering Straits before returning to England by way of Macao, Batavia and Cape Town.