• Sea otter engraving, 1780.

Sea Otter Engraving, 1780

From Canoes: A Natural History in North America by Mark Neuzil and Norman Sims

  • Sea otters can weigh up to 100 pounds and have a dense, thick fur that made their pelts valuable in the fur trade with China. This engraving, made after a drawing by John Webber, was published in Captain Cook's narrative, A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean in 1780.
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  • ca. 1780
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