C1777

Harvey’s Isle. Palmerston Isle. Turtle Isle. Savage Isle.

Rare engraved c.18th map from the official British Admiralty sanctioned edition of the accounts of Cook’s second voyage. Four maps on the one sheet. Harveys’ Isle: Cook Islands Palmerston Isles: Palmerston Island is a coral atoll in the Cook Islands … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Harvey’s Isle. Palmerston Isle. Turtle Isle. Savage Isle.

Date:

C1777

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Copper engraving.

Image Size: 

200mm 
x 250mm

Paper Size: 

222mm 
x 283mm
AUTHENTICITY
Harvey's Isle. Palmerston Isle. Turtle Isle. Savage Isle. - Antique Map from 1777

Genuine antique
dated:

1777

Description:

Rare engraved c.18th map from the official British Admiralty sanctioned edition of the accounts of Cook’s second voyage.

Four maps on the one sheet.

Harveys’ Isle: Cook Islands
Palmerston Isles: Palmerston Island is a coral atoll in the Cook Islands discovered by Cook on 16 June 1774.

Turtle Isle: Vatoa, Lau group, Fiji.  Vatoa was the only island Fijian island visited by Cook. The island was sighted on 2 July 1774. The next day, a Sunday, the Master and some of Cook’s crew went ashore, “thinking to speak with the people not more than 20 in number who were Arm’d with Clubs and Spears, but the moment he set foot on Shore they retired, he left ashore some Medals, Nails and a Knife ….. Near the Reef were seen several Turtle which occasioned my giving that name to the Isle.”

Savage Isle: Niue isles. Cook made three attempts to land 22 June 1774, but was rebuffed by the islanders. ‘The Conduct and aspect of these islanders occasioned my giving it the Name of Savage Island.’ Cook Journals II, pl.64

From Cook’s, A Voyage Towards the South Pole, and Round the World, performed in His Majesty’s Ships the ‘Resolution’ and ‘Adventure’, In the Years 1772, 1773, 1774, and 1775.

References:
Beddie, M. Bibliography of Captain James Cook, RN,FRS, Circumnavigator. Sydney 1970: 1336-XII, p.252
Hill, J. The Hill Collection of Pacific Voyages. San Diego 1974 358.
Sabin, J. A Dictionary of Books Relating to America, from its Discovery to the Present Time. New York. (1936) 1967. 16245.

Collections:
National Library Australia: Bib ID 90039
State Library New South Wales: RECORD IDENTIFIER 74VvMokVOlGA / 74VvMoxg6JJX

 

Captain Tobias Furneaux (1735 - 1781)

Tobias was born near Plymouth and joined the Royal Navy in 1755 and became a midshipman on H.M.S. Marlborough. He was promoted to second lieutenant in 1759 and sailed on the H.M.S Dolphin under Samuel Wallis for the southern hemisphere and returning in 1760. On 29 November next year he was promoted commander and appointed captain of H.M.S. Adventure under James Cook's who had overall command

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