The Resolution beating through the ice


John Webber was a draughtsman on Captain Cook’s Third Voyage to the Pacific and Northwest Passage (1776–9). This print from the King’s Topographical Collection is one in a series after original drawings by Webber depicting Thirteen Views of the Islands of the Pacific Ocean, &c. It shows Cook’s ship the HMS Resolution navigating treacherous waters around the Alaskan coast. Beyond jagged islands of ice and glaciers is the Discovery, Cook’s support vessel, in danger of being grounded.

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The Resolution Beating Through the Ice with Discovery in the Most Eminent Danger in the Distance
1 August 1792, London
John Webber
Etching / Hand-Colouring
John Webber
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Public Domain
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British Library
Maps 7.TAB.74.

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