C1784

Chart of the NW Coast of America and NE Coast of Asia explored in the years 1778 & 1779. The unshaded parts of the Coast Asia are taken from a MS Chart received from the Russians.

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. Cook’s important … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Chart of the NW Coast of America and NE Coast of Asia explored in the years 1778 & 1779. The unshaded parts of the Coast Asia are taken from a MS Chart received from the Russians.

Date:

C1784

Condition:

In good condition, with folds as issued.

Technique:

Copper engraving.

Image Size: 

635mm 
x 370mm
AUTHENTICITY
Chart of the NW Coast of America and NE Coast of Asia explored in the years 1778 & 1779. The unshaded parts of the Coast Asia are taken from a MS Chart received from the Russians. - 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.

Cook’s important chart of the coasts of north-west America and north-east Asia, showing the tracks of the Resolution 1778-1779. Cook’s chart was one of the great contributions to the charting of North America. While searching for a north-west passage, Cook charted the Alaskan coast, east to Hudson Bay and the north-east coast of Asia including Kamchatka. His chart confirmed the absence of the much sought after Northwest Passage.

References: Beddie 1714-36, p.332, Wagner 696, p.348.

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

 

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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