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Webber, John, 1751-1793 :A view of Christmas Harbour in Kerguelen's Land. J. Webber del. Newton sculp. [London, 1784]

Reference Number: C-131-004-a

A view of Christmas Harbour with the Resolution and the Discovery in the harbour. Two boatloads of men are rowing out to one of the ships and a third boat is at the water's edge. A fourth boat can be seen in the distance with men standing on the shore. In the central foreground a flock of twenty penguins are disposed in groups. A sea-lion is in the left foreground near rocks. A man with a large stick is preparing to kill one of the penguins. Two dead birds lie on the ground beside him. Other penguins can be seen on the beach. In the background a cliff surmounted by a large rock.

Key terms:
1 image, categorised under Engravings, related to J Newton, John Webber, Resolution HMS (Ship. fl 1771-1778), Discovery HMS (Ship. 1775-1781), Kerguelen Islands, Sea lions and Penguins - Antarctica.

Part of:
Webber, John 1751-1793 :[Plates illustrating Captain Cook's third voyage / J. Webber delt, various hands engraved. London, 1784], Reference Number C-131 (7 digitised items)

Extent: 1 b&w art print(s)Engraving on cream wove paper, 260 x 402 mm. Single art work

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Other copies available: File PrintIn Drawings & Prints under Artist/Title (DFP-014160)

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