C1784

A General Chart: Exhibiting the Discoveries made by Capt. Cook in this and his two preceeding Voyages; with the Tracks of the Ships under his Command.

  Important world map on Mercator’s projection showing Cook’s discoveries and his contribution to the overall knowledge of world cartography. These included his discovery of the east coast of Australia, his charting of New Zealand, his explorations into southern waters, … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

A General Chart: Exhibiting the Discoveries made by Capt. Cook in this and his two preceeding Voyages; with the Tracks of the Ships under his Command.

Date:

C1784

Condition:

Minor tear at top sheet edge, faint spotting, otherwise in good condition with folds as issued

Technique:

Hand coloured copper engraving.

Image Size: 

920mm 
x 580mm
x 845mm
AUTHENTICITY
A General Chart: Exhibiting the Discoveries made by Capt. Cook in this and his two preceeding Voyages; with the Tracks of the Ships under his Command. - Antique Map from 1784

Genuine antique
dated:

1784

Description:

 

Important world map on Mercator’s projection showing Cook’s discoveries and his contribution to the overall knowledge of world cartography. These included his discovery of the east coast of Australia, his charting of New Zealand, his explorations into southern waters, his discovery of the Hawaiian Islands and explorations in search of a northwest passage which are all noted on here.

Roberts chart was the most up to date world map for it’s time.

References: Beddie 1714-1, p.330, Clancy 6.37, Tooley 331

Collections:
Auckland Museum: 
OTHER NUMBERG3200
Australian Maritime Museum: 
Object No: 00004857
National Gallery of Australia: NGA 2013.4129.9.86
National Library of Australia: 
Bib ID1785992

 

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

Henry Roberts (1756 - 1796)

Roberts was an officer in the Royal Navy who served with Captain Cook on his last two voyages. Roberts served as lieutenant on Cook's HMS Discovery, where he was entrusted with many hydrographic and cartographic tasks, and also met then-midshipman George Vancouver. Roberts spent many years after that voyage preparing the detailed charts that went into Cook's posthumous Atlas. He was also on Cook's HMS Resolution where he was to make a painting of the ship. In 1790, Roberts was appointed commander of the newly built HMS Discovery on another round-the-world voyage with George Vancouver as his first lieutenant. However, the Nootka Crisis called both men to duty elsewhere, and upon its resolution, Vancouver was given command of the historic voyage. Roberts died on 25 August 1796, Captain of HMS Undaunted in the West Indies, where he contracted yellow fever.

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