C1785

Carte Generale offrant les decouvertes faites par le Capitaine Jacques Cook dans ce voyage et dans les deux voyages precedens, ansi que la route des vaisseaux qu'il commandoit.

French edition of Henry Roberts engraved map of the world. Roberts’s important world map on Mercator’s projection includes the tracks of Captain Cook’s three voyages of exploration. Cook made an enormous contribution to the overall knowledge of world cartography. He … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Carte Generale offrant les decouvertes faites par le Capitaine Jacques Cook dans ce voyage et dans les deux voyages precedens, ansi que la route des vaisseaux qu’il commandoit.

Date:

C1785

Condition:

Wear to folds, minor repairs, otherwise in good condition. Laid onto archival linen

Technique:

Hand coloured copper engraving.

Image Size: 

900mm 
x 545mm

Paper Size: 

990mm 
x 635mm
AUTHENTICITY
Carte Generale offrant les decouvertes faites par le Capitaine Jacques Cook dans ce voyage et dans les deux voyages precedens, ansi que la route des vaisseaux qu'il commandoit. - Antique Map from 1785

Genuine antique
dated:

1785

Description:

French edition of Henry Roberts engraved map of the world.

Roberts’s important world map on Mercator’s projection 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.

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

Collections:
Bibliothèque nationale de France:  GE SH 18 PF 1 DIV 0 P 26

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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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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