C1774

Carte et Vues de L’Isle Pitcairn.

French edition of Carteret’s famous map of Pitcairn Island from the accounts of Byron’s voyage, published (1774) the year after the English edition (1773). The island of Pitcairn was discovered by Captain Philip Carteret in 1767, this chart of Pitcairn … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Carte et Vues de L’Isle Pitcairn.

Date:

C1774

Condition:

In good condition, with folds as issued.

Technique:

Copper engraving.

Image Size: 

250mm 
x 180mm

Paper Size: 

333mm 
x 251mm
AUTHENTICITY
Carte et Vues de L'Isle Pitcairn. - Antique Map from 1774

Genuine antique
dated:

1774

Description:

French edition of Carteret’s famous map of Pitcairn Island from the accounts of Byron’s voyage, published (1774) the year after the English edition (1773).

The island of Pitcairn was discovered by Captain Philip Carteret in 1767, this chart of Pitcairn is based on his journals. Later the Bounty mutineers landed on the island in 1789.

From the French edition of Hawkesworth’s Relation des Voyages Entrepris par ordre de Sa Majeste Britannique Actuallement Regnante.

Collections:
National Library Australia: Bib ID 2117796

 

Philip Carteret (1733 - 1796)

British naval officer and explorer who participated in two of the Royal Navy's circumnavigation expeditions in 1764-66 and 1766-69. Carteret entered the Navy in 1747, serving aboard the Salisbury, and then under Captain John Byron from 1751 to 1755. Between 1757 and 1758 he was in the Guernsey on the Mediterranean Station. As a lieutenant in the Dolphin he accompanied Byron during his voyage of circumnavigation, from June 1764 to May 1766. In 1766 he was made a commander and given the command of the Swallow to circumnavigate the world, as consort to the Dolphin under the command of Samuel Wallis. The two ships were parted shortly after sailing through the Strait of Magellan, Carteret discovering Pitcairn Island and the Carteret Islands, which were subsequently named after him. In 1767, he also discovered a new archipelago inside Saint George's Channel between New Ireland and New Britain Islands (Papua New Guinea) and named it Duke of York Islands, as well as rediscovered the Solomon Islands first sighted by the Mendana in 1568, and the Juan Fernandez Islands first discovered by Juan Fernandez in 1574. He arrived back in England, at Spithead, on 20 March 1769. He was promoted to post captain in 1771.

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