C1773

Matavia Bay in Otaheite. Ohamaneno Harbour in Ulietea. Owharre Harbour in Huaheine. Oopoa Harbour in Ulietea.

Rare engraved map from the official British Admiralty sanctioned edition of the accounts of Cook’s first voyage. All other later copies made of this image by other publishers were unauthorised, usually smaller and inferior in quality. Four maps of harbours … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Matavia Bay in Otaheite. Ohamaneno Harbour in Ulietea. Owharre Harbour in Huaheine. Oopoa Harbour in Ulietea.

Date:

C1773

Condition:

In good condition with centre fold as issued.

Technique:

Copper engraving.

Image Size: 

375mm 
x 262mm
AUTHENTICITY
Matavia Bay in Otaheite.  Ohamaneno Harbour in Ulietea.  Owharre Harbour in Huaheine.  Oopoa Harbour in Ulietea. - Antique Map from 1773

Genuine antique
dated:

1773

Description:

Rare engraved map from the official British Admiralty sanctioned edition of the accounts of Cook’s first voyage. All other later copies made of this image by other publishers were unauthorised, usually smaller and inferior in quality.

Four maps of harbours in the Society Islands on the one sheet, from top right clockwise;

Ohamaneno Harbour in Ulietea. (Raiatea, Leeward Islands)

Oopoa Harbour in Ulietea.  (Raiatea, Leeward Islands)

Owharre Harbour in Huaheine. (Huahine, Leeward Islands)

Matavia Bay in Otaheite. (Tahiti, Windward Islands)

From Hawkesworth, An Account of the Voyages Undertaken By the Order of His Majesty, for Making Discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere.

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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