As the official artist on Captain Cook’s third and final voyage (1776-1780), John Webber – a young man of Swiss-German origin – was charged with recording the places, people, objects and events encountered on the expedition.

Sixty-three of Webber’s pictures were then used to illustrate the official account of the voyage, published in 1784. Webber was the first European artist to visit many of the places on the trip, and this scene on Pulo Condore (now the Vietnamese island of Côn Son) is a unique record of the island at that time.


Mrs Simpson, Sydney (1930-2003); Martyn Gregory, 2005

Captain Cook Memorial Museum

Walker's House, Grape Lane, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO22 4BA
01947 601 900

Opening times

10 Feb – 31 Mar Daily, 11 am – 3 pm 1 Apr – 1 Nov Daily, 9.45 am – 5 pm

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