C1785

Chart of Van Diemen's Land.

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 … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Chart of Van Diemen’s Land.

Date:

C1785

Condition:

In good condition with folds as issued.

Technique:

Hand coloured copper engraving.

Image Size: 

350mm 
x 217mm

Paper Size: 

392mm 
x 250mm
AUTHENTICITY
Chart of Van Diemen's Land. - Antique Map from 1785

Genuine antique
dated:

1785

Description:

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.

From the official English account of Cook’s third and final voyage, Voyage to the Pacific Ocean, undertaken by the Command of His Majesty, for making discoveries in the Northern Hemisphere. Performed under the direction of Captain Cook, Clerke and Gore, in His Majesty’s ships the Resolution and Discovery , in the years 1776, 1777, 1778, 1779 and 1780.

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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