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View in the Island of Cracatoa - WEBBER, John - 1809. 
Boydell, London 1809 - Handcoloured aquatint, 330 x 455 mm. Fine view of the island of Cracatoa from Webber's magnificent series of views of the Pacific. This handcoloured aquatint is from the 1809 publication Views of the South Seas, and like other views by John Webber it is based on an original drawing by the artist made during Cook's third voyage to the Pacific.John Webber (1752 - 1793) was the official artist on Cook's third voyage. His drawings were published in the official account of the voyage. Between 1788 and 1792 he produced a series of sixteen views of places visited by Cook, etched and coloured by himself. These however were not published until after his death, in a large folio volume "Views in the South Seas" by Boydell & Co.in 1809.
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