C1774

Cote Septentrional de la plus grande des Isles de la Reine Charlotte, tel quil nous a paru en naviguant le long de la cote e l'Ouest.

Mapmaker:

Philip Carteret, (1733 - 1796)

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S/N: HAWK01F-0111-PI-SOL–215121
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Full Title:

Cote Septentrional de la plus grande des Isles de la Reine Charlotte, tel quil nous a paru en naviguant le long de la cote e l’Ouest.

Date:

C1774

Mapmaker:

Philip Carteret, (1733 - 1796)

Condition:

In good condition, with folds as issued.

Technique:

Copper engraving.

Image Size: 

300mm 
x 185mm

Paper Size: 

350mm 
x 260mm

Description:

Map and coastal view of the islands within the Queen Charlotte’s Islands (Santa Cruz Islands, Solomon Islands) by Phillip Carteret, July-August 1767 on the Swallow. The first European to Nukutavake was Englishman Samuel Wallis in 1767. He named it Queen Charlotte Island (French/ Reine Charlotte). 

From the French edition of Hawkesworth, [An Account of the Voyages Undertaken by the Order of His Present Majesty for Making Discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere,..]

Biography:

Philip Carteret (1733-1796)

British naval officer and explorer who participated in two of the Royal Navy’s circumnavigation expeditions in 1764-66 and 1766-69.

Carteret entered the Navy in 1747, serving aboard the Salisbury, and then under Captain John Byron from 1751 to 1755. Between 1757 and 1758 he was in the Guernsey on the Mediterranean Station. As a lieutenant in the Dolphin he accompanied Byron during his voyage of circumnavigation, from June 1764 to May 1766.

In 1766 he was made a commander and given the command of the Swallow to circumnavigate the world, as consort to the Dolphin under the command of Samuel Wallis. The two ships were parted shortly after sailing through the Strait of Magellan, Carteret discovering Pitcairn Island and the Carteret Islands, which were subsequently named after him. In 1767, he also discovered a new archipelago inside Saint George’s Channel between New Ireland and New Britain Islands (Papua New Guinea) and named it Duke of York Islands, as well as rediscovered the Solomon Islands first sighted by the Mendana in 1568, and the Juan Fernandez Islands first discovered by Juan Fernandez in 1574. He arrived back in England, at Spithead, on 20 March 1769. 

He was promoted to post captain in 1771.

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