Sketch of the Typa and Macao.


Title:
Sketch of the Typa and Macao.
Date:
C1784
Mapmaker:
William Bligh (1754-1817)
Image Size:
260mm x 210mm (10.24" x 8.27")
Condition:
In good condition
Technique:
Copper engraving.
Price:

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$A 450
Stock Number:
CK03E 3420 ASI CHINA (KPGY) (C017)
Description:

Rare engraved map from the official British Admiralty sanctioned edition of the accounts of Cook’s third and final voyage. All other later copies made of this image by other publishers were unauthorised, usually smaller and inferior in quality.

Map of Macao and the island of Typa (Taipa / Tamzai), China where the Resolution and Discovery were repaired and provisioned. They stayed from 1 December 1779 until 12th January 1780 and during their time in Macao sold the sea otter skins they had obtained at Kamtschatka for very high prices. This was to create the subsequent trade in pelts from the area. Cook/King III, p.410

From Cook & King,  A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean Undertaken by the Command of His Majesty, for Making Discoveries in the Northern Hemisphere....

Biography:

William Bligh (1754-1817)

Bligh was a naval officer and governor. He was descended from a family settled in St Tudy, Cornwall, since 1680, whose members had been mayors of Bodmin in the sixteenth century. William was entered in H.M.S. Monmouth on July 1762, was paid off the following February, and joined the navy on 27 July 1770. Since there was no vacancy for midshipmen, he was rated 'able-seaman', but he messed with the former and officially became one in February 1771. On 17 March 1776 he was appointed master of the Resolution, on James Cook's third voyage. On the voyage made a number of the charts.

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