C1774

Carte d'une Partie de la Cote de la Nle. Galles Meridle. depuis le Cap Tribulation Jusqu'au Detroit de L'Endeavour par Le Lieut. J.Cook, 1770.

Rare engraved map of Cook’s tracks through the ‘Labyrinth’ (Great Barrier Reef), from the French edition of the accounts of Cook’s first voyage published (1774) the year after the English edition (1773). The title in the English versions was: Chart … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Carte d’une Partie de la Cote de la Nle. Galles Meridle. depuis le Cap Tribulation Jusqu’au Detroit de L’Endeavour par Le Lieut. J.Cook, 1770.

Date:

C1774

Condition:

In good condition, with folds as issued.

Technique:

Hand coloured copper engraving.

Image Size: 

335mm 
x 295mm
AUTHENTICITY
Carte d'une Partie de la Cote de la Nle. Galles Meridle. depuis le Cap Tribulation Jusqu'au Detroit de L'Endeavour par Le Lieut. J.Cook, 1770. - Antique Print from 1774

Genuine antique
dated:

1774

Description:

Rare engraved map of Cook’s tracks through the ‘Labyrinth’ (Great Barrier Reef), from the French edition of the accounts of Cook’s first voyage published (1774) the year after the English edition (1773).

The title in the English versions was:

Chart of Part of the Coast of New South Wales, from Cape Tribulation to Endeavour Straits. By Lieut. J.Cook 1770.

Famous chart of the Labyrinth where Cook’s Endeavour hit a reef while sailing through the Great Barrier Reef.

‘before ten, we had twenty and one twenty fathom, and this depth continuing, the gentlemen left the deck in great tranquillity, and went to bed; but a few minutes before eleven, the water fhallowed at once from twenty to feventeen fathom, and before the lead could be caft again, the fhip ftruck, and remained immoveable, except by the heaving of the furge, that beat her against the craggs of the rock upon which she lay.’

Cook, Journals I, 3,545

References; Beddie 659, p.160, Tooley 344, p.47

From Reference; Beddie 660, p.124

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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