C1773

A Chart of Captn Carteret's Discoveries at New Britain, with part of Captn Cook's Passage thro Endeavour Streights (sic).

First edition and issue of this scarce map of New Guinea from the official British Admiralty sanctioned edition of the accounts of the voyages of Cook, Byron and Carteret. Philip Carteret’s large chart of New Guinea, includes the islands of … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

A Chart of Captn Carteret’s Discoveries at New Britain, with part of Captn Cook’s Passage thro Endeavour Streights (sic).

Date:

C1773

Condition:

In good condition, with folds as issued

Technique:

Copper engraving.

Image Size: 

627mm 
x 215mm

Paper Size: 

670mm 
x 283mm

Platemark Size: 

245mm 
x 645mm
AUTHENTICITY
A Chart of Captn Carteret's Discoveries at New Britain, with  part of Captn Cook's Passage thro Endeavour Streights (sic). - Antique Map from 1773

Genuine antique
dated:

1773

Description:

First edition and issue of this scarce map of New Guinea from the official British Admiralty sanctioned edition of the accounts of the voyages of Cook, Byron and Carteret.

Philip Carteret’s large chart of New Guinea, includes the islands of New Britain and New Ireland, showing the tracks and discoveries made by Cook through Torres Strait on his first voyage 1770, William Dampier 1699-1700, and those of Carteret’s in the H.M.S Swallow’s, consort to the Dolphin under the command of Samuel Wallis, July-August 1767.

NOTE: This is the first issue of the chart and is much larger than later ones published by Alexander Hogg and others. Secondly the chart is often incorrectly described as made by Cook which is incorrect. The maker of the chart is unknown and was probably compiled under instructions by Hawkesworth, the publisher of the accounts of Carteret, and Cook. Dampier’s earlier voyage which had previously been published so the chart includes his tracks and discoveries from those sources.

From Hawkesworth, An Account of the Voyages Undertaken by the Order of His Present Majesty for Making Discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere,..

In National Library of Australia Collection: MAP RM 2007

Collections:
Te Papa Museum of New Zealand: RB000015/049a
David Rumsey Collection: List No: 3403.016

Philip Carteret (1733 - 1796)

British naval officer and explorer who participated in two of the Royal Navy's circumnavigation expeditions in 1764-66 and 1766-69. Carteret entered the Navy in 1747, serving aboard the Salisbury, and then under Captain John Byron from 1751 to 1755. Between 1757 and 1758 he was in the Guernsey on the Mediterranean Station. As a lieutenant in the Dolphin he accompanied Byron during his voyage of circumnavigation, from June 1764 to May 1766. In 1766 he was made a commander and given the command of the Swallow to circumnavigate the world, as consort to the Dolphin under the command of Samuel Wallis. The two ships were parted shortly after sailing through the Strait of Magellan, Carteret discovering Pitcairn Island and the Carteret Islands, which were subsequently named after him. In 1767, he also discovered a new archipelago inside Saint George's Channel between New Ireland and New Britain Islands (Papua New Guinea) and named it Duke of York Islands, as well as rediscovered the Solomon Islands first sighted by the Mendana in 1568, and the Juan Fernandez Islands first discovered by Juan Fernandez in 1574. He arrived back in England, at Spithead, on 20 March 1769. He was promoted to post captain in 1771.

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