C1777
 (1797)

Kaart van Van Diemens Land Opgenoomen door Kapitein Furneaux in Maart 1773. [Sketch of Van Diemen Land, Explored by Captn. Furneaux in March 1773.]

Dutch edition of the earliest British chart of Van Diemen’s land by Tobias Furneaux, from the accounts of Cooks second voyage. Cook in command of the Resolution and Furneaux on the Adventure, had set sail on July 1772. The ships were separated in fog … Read Full Description

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Kaart van Van Diemens Land Opgenoomen door Kapitein Furneaux in Maart 1773. [Sketch of Van Diemen Land, Explored by Captn. Furneaux in March 1773.]

Date:

C1777
 (1797)

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Hand coloured copper engraving.

Image Size: 

145mm 
x 220mm
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Kaart van Van Diemens Land Opgenoomen door Kapitein Furneaux in Maart 1773. [Sketch of Van Diemen Land, Explored by Captn. Furneaux in March 1773.] - Antique Map from 1777

Genuine antique
dated:

1797

Description:

Dutch edition of the earliest British chart of Van Diemen’s land by Tobias Furneaux, from the accounts of Cooks second voyage.

Cook in command of the Resolution and Furneaux on the Adventure, had set sail on July 1772. The ships were separated in fog on 8 February 1773, consequently Furneaux made for the agreed rendezvous, at Queen Charlotte Sound, New Zealand. Enroute Furneaux directed his course for Van Diemen’s Land, sighting South West Cape on 9 March and becoming the first English vessel to retrace Tasman’s 1642 discoveries.

Sailing north on 15 March, Furneaux named St Patrick’s Head, St Helen’s Point, Bay of Fires and Eddystone Point, all on 17 March. Next day he noted ‘the land trenches away to the westward, which I believe forms a deep bay‘; it was, in fact, the entrance to Banks Strait. On this day islands were sighted, the land high and rocky, and the south-eastern point was named Cape Barren. He considered investigating whether a strait lay westward but decided to rejoin his commander and on 19 March the vessel ‘haul’d up for New Zealand’. Furneaux later declared that ‘it is my opinion that there is no strait between New Holland and Van Diemen’s Land’, a view he persuaded Cook to accept.

Adventure and Resolution were united in New Zealand in May 1773 and in August Furneaux re-visited Tahiti where the Tahitian Omai was taken on board. The vessels were again separated in October and Furneaux returned to England, arriving at Spithead in July 1774.

References; Beddie 1336, p.252, Tooley 330

From, Cook, 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.

Tasmanian coastal features named by Furneaux:

Mutton Bird Isld
9.3.1772. Descriptive of the type of birds seen in abundance here.
South West Cape
9.3.1773. Its location in relation to the rest of Tasmania.
Mewstone
9.3.1773. rocks there resembled mewstone.
Prion Bay
9.3.1773. The bay is a breeding ground for the Antarctic prion (Pachyptila desolata) and Fairy prion (Pachyptila turtur).
South East Cape
9.3.1773. Its position.
Swilly Islds
11.3.1773. After the home town of Furneaux, near Plymouth.
Eddystone Rock
3.1773. Resembled a lighthouse, which reminded Furneaux of eddystone Lighthouse in England.
Adventure Bay
11.3.1773. Named after HMS Adventure, which was anchored there. Named Storm Bay by Tasman, 1.12.1642, as he sheltered here during a storm on previous day. Map makers incorrectly marked present day Storm Bay as the place where Tasman sheltered and the name has been retained.
Wineglass Bay
17.3.1773. Its shape.
St Patricks Head
17.3.1773. Discovered on St Patrick’s Day.
St Helens Pt / St Helens Isld
17.3.1773. Believed to be taken from St Helen’s, an uninhabited island in the Isles of Scilly. These islands, which form an archipelago off the south-westernmost tip of the United Kingdom, are near Furneaux’s birthplace, Swilly.
Bay of Fires
18.3.1773. Many fires seen along this shore.
Eddystone Point
18.3.1773. Resembled a lighthouse, which reminded Furneaux of eddystone Lighthouse in England. Named Fleurieu Pt by Baudin, 28.2.1802, after Charles Claret de Fleurieu (1689-1755), French philosopher and publisher.
Lookout Heads
9.3.1773. Used as a lookout.
Admiralty Channel
9.3.1773. After The British Admiralty, Furneaux’s employer.
Cape Barren Island
9.3.1773. The island upon which Cape Barren was located.
Cape Barren
9.3.1773. It appearance.
Cone Pt
9.3.1773. Furneaux. It appearance.
Passage Isld
9.3.1773. Furneaux. its location in a passage.
Furneaux Group
9.3.1773. Cook. Its discoverer and expedition leader, Tobias Furneaux.
Long Pt
9.3.1773. Its shape.
Hummock Isld
9.3.1773. Its shape.
Endeavour Reef
Possibly named after Cook’s vessel for his second voyage of discovery, HMS Endeavour. Captain Cook and William Bligh visited the area in March 1776 on James Cook’s third and final voyage of discovery in the Resolution and Discovery.
Sister Islands (East and West)

19.3.1773. Two similar islands.

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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