C1774

Carte des Isles de la Societe decouvertes par le Lieutt. J. Cook 1769.

Rare engraved map from the French edition of Cook’s first voyage, showing Maupiti (Mauru), Bora Bora (Bolabola), Tahaa (Otaha), Raiatea (Ulietea) and Huahine, all part of the Leeward Islands, Society Islands, which Cook discovered 16th July 1769. Reference: Hakluyt Society 1.132A … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Carte des Isles de la Societe decouvertes par le Lieutt. J. Cook 1769.

Date:

C1774

Condition:

In good condition, with folds as issued.

Technique:

Copper engraving.

Image Size: 

435mm 
x 290mm

Paper Size: 

446mm 
x 307mm
AUTHENTICITY
Carte des Isles de la Societe decouvertes par le Lieutt. J. Cook 1769. - Antique Map from 1774

Genuine antique
dated:

1774

Description:

Rare engraved map from the French edition of Cook’s first voyage, showing Maupiti (Mauru), Bora Bora (Bolabola), Tahaa (Otaha), Raiatea (Ulietea) and Huahine, all part of the Leeward Islands, Society Islands, which Cook discovered 16th July 1769.

Reference: Hakluyt Society 1.132A ill.p.128  (English edition)

From Hawkesworth, Relation des Voyages Entrepris par ordre de Sa Majeste Britannique Actuallement Regnante:

 

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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