C1890

Cook's Chart of New Zealand. Shewing the results of Lieut. Cook's Observations during the Voyage of the Endeavour.

Based on the first printed chart of the whole of New Zealand from Cook&#8217s first voyage account, here re-engraved some 115 years later in a smaller size.

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Full Title:

Cook’s Chart of New Zealand. Shewing the results of Lieut. Cook’s Observations during the Voyage of the Endeavour.

Date:

C1890

Condition:

In good condition

Technique:

Image Size: 

170mm 
x 220mm
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Cook's Chart of New Zealand. Shewing the results of Lieut. Cook's Observations during the Voyage of the Endeavour. - Antique Print from 1890

Genuine antique
dated:

1890

Description:

Based on the first printed chart of the whole of New Zealand from Cook&#8217s first voyage account, here re-engraved some 115 years later in a smaller size.

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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