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Striking example of a Native Hawaii outrigger canoe with a sail and each of the rowers wearing the gourd helmet made famous by Cook's artist, John Webber. From the first french edition of Cook's account of his 3rd Voyage. The scene was sketched by John Webber, a talented young artist who accompanied Capt. James Cook on his third voyage to the Pacific in 1776-1780 and engraved by master engraver Robert Benard, in Paris.