C1784

Chart of Norton Sound and of Bherings Strait made by the East Cape of Asia and the West Point of America.

Rare engraved map from the official British Admiralty sanctioned edition of the accounts of Cook’s third and final voyage. All other later copies made of this image by other publishers were unauthorised, usually smaller and inferior in quality. Map of … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Chart of Norton Sound and of Bherings Strait made by the East Cape of Asia and the West Point of America.

Date:

C1784

Condition:

In good condition

Technique:

Copper engraving.

Image Size: 

395mm 
x 270mm
AUTHENTICITY
Chart of Norton Sound and of Bherings Strait made by the East Cape of Asia and the West Point of America. - Antique Map from 1784

Genuine antique
dated:

1784

Description:

Rare engraved map from the official British Admiralty sanctioned edition of the accounts of Cook’s third and final voyage. All other later copies made of this image by other publishers were unauthorised, usually smaller and inferior in quality.

Map of Bering Strait and Norton Sound (Alaska) with Cook’s tracks tracks 10 August to 21 September 1778 and 28 July to 4 August 1779. 

Beddie 1714-53, p.332

From Cook & King, A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean Undertaken by the Command of His Majesty, for Making Discoveries in the Northern Hemisphere….

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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