C1784

[Chart of Van Diemen’s Land.]

Rare engraved map from the official British Admiralty sanctioned edition of the accounts of Cook’s third and final voyage. Chart of the Tasmanian coast from South West Cape to Cape Frederick Henry and south coast of Maria Island including coastal … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

[Chart of Van Diemen’s Land.]

Date:

C1784

Condition:

In good condition with folds as issued

Technique:

Copper engraving.

Image Size: 

350mm 
x 220mm
AUTHENTICITY
[Chart of Van Diemen's Land.] - 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.

Chart of the Tasmanian coast from South West Cape to Cape Frederick Henry and south coast of Maria Island including coastal profiles of Fluted Cape and Bruny Island. Shows the tracks of the Resolution and Discovery 24-30 January, 1777.

Titles:

Inset coastal profiles View of Van Diemen’s Land over Fluted Cape, when South Cape bears NNE1/2E distant 7 miles.

View of Land over fluted Cape when Penguin Island bears NWbW 1 1/2mile distant.

View of Van Diemen’s Land when the Mewstone bears N1/2E distant 5 miles.

Beddie 1714-5, p.331, Tooley 332

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

William Bligh (1754 - 1817)

Bligh was a naval officer and governor. He was descended from a family settled in St Tudy, Cornwall, since 1680, whose members had been mayors of Bodmin in the sixteenth century. William was entered in H.M.S. Monmouth on July 1762, was paid off the following February, and joined the navy on 27 July 1770. Since there was no vacancy for midshipmen, he was rated 'able-seaman', but he messed with the former and officially became one in February 1771. On 17 March 1776 he was appointed master of the Resolution, on James Cook's third voyage. On the voyage made a number of the charts.

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