C1785

General Charte in welcher alle Entdeckungen welche der Capitain Jacob Cook auf seinen drey grossen Welt Reisen gemacht hat,.

Rare German issue of Henry Roberts famous engraved world map showing the tracks of Cooks three voyages and with the most recent discoveries made on his final voyage. Roberts’s important world map on Mercator’s projection which includes the tracks of … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

General Charte in welcher alle Entdeckungen welche der Capitain Jacob Cook auf seinen drey grossen Welt Reisen gemacht hat,.

Date:

C1785

Engraver:

Daniel Friedrich Sotzmann 
(1754 – 
1840)

Condition:

Repaired tear at right hand side, laid down onto archival linen.

Technique:

Hand coloured copper engraving.

Image Size: 

896mm 
x 540mm

Paper Size: 

942mm 
x 600mm
AUTHENTICITY
General Charte in welcher alle Entdeckungen welche der Capitain Jacob Cook auf seinen drey grossen Welt Reisen gemacht hat,. - Antique Map from 1785

Genuine antique
dated:

1785

Description:

Rare German issue of Henry Roberts famous engraved world map showing the tracks of Cooks three voyages and with the most recent discoveries made on his final voyage.

Roberts’s important world map on Mercator’s projection which includes the tracks of Captain Cook’s three voyages of exploration. Cook made an enormous contribution to the overall knowledge of world cartography. He discovered and charted; the east coast of Australia, New Zealand, the Hawaiian Islands, explored southern waters and disproved the existence of a navigable Northwest Passage. Roberts’s chart was the most up-to-date world map for its time.

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Henry Roberts (1756 - 1796)

Roberts was an officer in the Royal Navy who served with Captain Cook on his last two voyages. Roberts served as lieutenant on Cook's HMS Discovery, where he was entrusted with many hydrographic and cartographic tasks, and also met then-midshipman George Vancouver. Roberts spent many years after that voyage preparing the detailed charts that went into Cook's posthumous Atlas. He was also on Cook's HMS Resolution where he was to make a painting of the ship. In 1790, Roberts was appointed commander of the newly built HMS Discovery on another round-the-world voyage with George Vancouver as his first lieutenant. However, the Nootka Crisis called both men to duty elsewhere, and upon its resolution, Vancouver was given command of the historic voyage. Roberts died on 25 August 1796, Captain of HMS Undaunted in the West Indies, where he contracted yellow fever.

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