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.

C1784 Cooks / Roberts, the most up to date world map which included the Hawaiian Islands for the first time. Rare engraved map from the official British Admiralty sanctioned edition of the accounts of Cook’s third and final voyage. Roberts’s … 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:

In good condition with folds as issued

Technique:

Copper engraving.

Image Size: 

920mm 
x 580mm
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:

C1784 Cooks / Roberts, the most up to date world map which included the Hawaiian Islands for the first time.

Rare engraved map from the official British Admiralty sanctioned edition of the accounts of Cook’s third and final voyage.

Roberts’s important world map on Mercator’s projection which includes the tracks of Captain Cook’s three voyages of exploration. Cook made an enormous contribution to the overall knowledge of world cartography. He discovered and charted; the east coast of Australia, New Zealand, the Hawaiian Islands, explored southern waters and disproved the existence of a navigable Northwest Passage. Roberts’s chart was the most up-to-date world map for its time.

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

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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