C1784

Kaart van een gedeelte van de Kust van Nieuw Zuid Wales, van kwelling Kaap tot de Endeavour-Straat. door Luit: J.Cook 1770.

Dutch edition of Cook’s famous chart of the ‘Labyrinth’ where the Endeavour hit a reef while sailing through the Great Barrier Reef and luckily was able to be taken to shore and careened for repairs. It was here near present … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Kaart van een gedeelte van de Kust van Nieuw Zuid Wales, van kwelling Kaap tot de Endeavour-Straat. door Luit: J.Cook 1770.

Date:

C1784

Condition:

Small repaired tear at left hand sheet edge, otherwise in good condition

Technique:

Hand coloured engraving.

Image Size: 

326mm 
x 285mm
AUTHENTICITY
Kaart van een gedeelte van de Kust van Nieuw Zuid Wales, van kwelling Kaap tot de Endeavour-Straat. door Luit: J.Cook 1770. - Antique Print from 1784

Genuine antique
dated:

1784

Description:

Dutch edition of Cook’s famous chart of the ‘Labyrinth’ where the Endeavour hit a reef while sailing through the Great Barrier Reef and luckily was able to be taken to shore and careened for repairs. It was here near present day Cooktown that Bank’s the botanist and crew captured the first kangaroo.The first detailed map of the Australian east coast from the official accounts of Cook’s first voyage. The Endeavour a converted collier, chosen by the Cook for its suitability for coastal navigation because of it’s flat-bottomed design. This allowed sailing in shallow waters and for it to be beached for loading and unloading. Cooks own account of the Endeavour striking the reef June 1770 “before ten, we had twenty and one twenty fathom, and this depth continuing, the gentlemen left the deck in great tranquillity, and went to bed but a few minutes before eleven, the water fhallowed at once from twenty to feventeen fathom, and before the lead could be caft again, the fhip ftruck, and remained immoveable”

 References BOCC 650 EOA Pg 38-50 ill pg 47

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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