C1777

Christmas Sound, Tierra del Fuego

Artist:

William Hodges (1744 - 1797)

A very rare unfolded example. Cook followed the coast of Tierra del Fuego, which comprised hundreds of small islands some of which were charted and named but many were not, making for Cape Horn. The Resolution was kept at a … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Christmas Sound, Tierra del Fuego

Date:

C1777

Artist:

William Hodges (1744 - 1797)

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410mm 
x 250mm
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Christmas Sound, Tierra del Fuego - Antique Print from 1777

Genuine antique
dated:

1777

Description:

A very rare unfolded example. Cook followed the coast of Tierra del Fuego, which comprised hundreds of small islands some of which were charted and named but many were not, making for Cape Horn. The Resolution was kept at a safe distance from the shore and soon passed the Grafton Islands, Noir Island, Tower Rocks and the Gilbert Islands (named after the Master). A large inlet passed on the 19th is now called Cook Bay. Cook needed provisions and to check the state of the Resolution. He found an inlet suitable for his purpose on the 20th into which he took the ship. He stayed here for eight days over Christmas, which earned the inlet the name Christmas Sound.

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