Alexander, W. (del) : from a sketch taken on the Spot by H. Humphries. Heath (sculp).
London. John Stockdale. Copyright 1798. [ 1801].
Copperplate engraving, image approximately 6 x 9 inches on sheet size 8 x 11 3/4 inches, multiple folds as issued. Very good condition with two small pieces of adhesive tape on verso (not affecting image). Plate VII from the 1801 edition of Captain George Vancouver's account of his 1790-1795 "Voyage of Discovery to the North Pacific Ocean, and Round the World..." The publication information printed under the image is "London Published May 1st 1798. by J. Edwards Pall Mall & G. Robinson Paternoster Row." Since there had not been an official artist assigned to the voyage, artist William Alexander was charged with producing images for the publication from the sketches of four talented crewmen on the voyage (in this case Harry Humphries.). Item #43440