C1777

Chart of the Discoveries made in the South Atlantic Ocean, in His Majestys Ship Resolution under the Command of Captain Cook in Jany. 1775.

First edition of Cook’s rare engraved chart of the South Atlantic Ocean, from his second voyage. The results of Cook’s second voyage results extended the known areas of Antarctica and the charting of the remote South Sandwich Islands and South Georgia … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Chart of the Discoveries made in the South Atlantic Ocean, in His Majestys Ship Resolution under the Command of Captain Cook in Jany. 1775.

Date:

C1777

Condition:

In good condition, with folds as issued

Technique:

Copper engraving.

Image Size: 

340mm 
x 318mm

Paper Size: 

435mm 
x 355mm
AUTHENTICITY
Chart of the Discoveries made in the South Atlantic Ocean, in His Majestys Ship Resolution under the Command of Captain Cook in Jany. 1775. - Antique Map from 1777

Genuine antique
dated:

1777

Description:

First edition of Cook’s rare engraved chart of the South Atlantic Ocean, from his second voyage.

The results of Cook’s second voyage results extended the known areas of Antarctica and the charting of the remote South Sandwich Islands and South Georgia in 1775 where he made the first landing on the island. He claimed the territory for the kingdom of Great Britain, and named it the Isle of Georgia in honour of King George III. 

References; Beddie 1336-III, 251

From Cook’s, A Voyage Towards the South Pole, and Round the World, performed in His Majesty’s Ships the ‘Resolution’ and ‘Adventure’ In the Years 1772, 1773, 1774, and 1775.

Collections:
National Library Australia: Bib ID 698178
State Library NSW: M2 928/1774/1

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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