C1784

A Chart Shewing the Tracks & Discoveries in the Pacific Ocean, made by Capt. Cook and Capt. Clerke, in His Majestys Ships Resolution and Discovery in the Years 1777, 1778, 1779, 1780.

Map showing the tracks of Cooks ships the Resolution and Discovery based on the chart by Ltn. Henry Roberts issued in the accounts of the third voyage. Australia and New Zealand are shown with Cook’s previous discoveries of the east … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

A Chart Shewing the Tracks & Discoveries in the Pacific Ocean, made by Capt. Cook and Capt. Clerke, in His Majestys Ships Resolution and Discovery in the Years 1777, 1778, 1779, 1780.

Date:

C1784

Condition:

Folds as issued, otherwise in good condition.

Technique:

Copper engraving hand coloured

Image Size: 

330mm 
x 345mm
AUTHENTICITY
A Chart Shewing the Tracks & Discoveries in the Pacific Ocean, made by Capt. Cook and Capt. Clerke, in His Majestys Ships Resolution and Discovery in the Years 1777, 1778, 1779, 1780. - Antique Map from 1784

Genuine antique
dated:

1784

Description:

Map showing the tracks of Cooks ships the Resolution and Discovery based on the chart by Ltn. Henry Roberts issued in the accounts of the third voyage. Australia and New Zealand are shown with Cook’s previous discoveries of the east coast in 1770 and New Zealand in 1769. The Hawaiian Islands are also shown and Cook’s explorations of the north west coast of north America.

James Cook (1728 - 1779)

Cook was the most important navigator of the Age of Enlightenment, a period that saw the mystery of the Southland resolved, the discovery of New Zealand, Hawaii, numerous Pacific Islands and confirmation that a Northwest Passage did not exist. Cook was born in Yorkshire, England, the son of a Scottish labourer and apprenticeship for three years under John Walker, a Quaker coal-shipper of Whitby. In 1755 Walker offered him a command, but instead Cook joined HMS Eagle and within a month was master's mate. After two years on the Channel service, he was promoted master of the Pembroke, and in 1758 crossed the Atlantic in her and took part in the siege of Louisburg and the survey of the St Lawrence River that led to the capture of Quebec. Returning to England in 1762 he married Elizabeth Batts (1742-1832?) of Shadwell, whom he was to rarely see in the ensuing years at sea. Cook then famously commanded three voyages that ended with his death on the island of Hawaii on 14 February 1779.

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