C1774

NEW ZEALAND-Carte De La Nouvelle-Zelande Visite en 1769 et 1770... / Carte von Neu-Seeland Welches in den Jahern 1769 und 1770...

German edition of the first printed chart of the whole of New Zealand by Lieutenant James Cook. During the six months between October 1769 and April 1770, Cook sailed over 2,400 miles around the coast of New Zealand in the … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

NEW ZEALAND-Carte De La Nouvelle-Zelande Visite en 1769 et 1770… / Carte von Neu-Seeland Welches in den Jahern 1769 und 1770…

Date:

C1774

Condition:

Part of left hand side margin reinstated as often found, small paper flaw at top right, otherwise in good condition with folds as issued.

Technique:

Hand coloured copper engraving.

Image Size: 

380mm 
x 480mm

Paper Size: 

420mm 
x 520mm
AUTHENTICITY
NEW ZEALAND-Carte De La Nouvelle-Zelande Visite en 1769 et 1770... / Carte von Neu-Seeland Welches in den Jahern 1769 und 1770... - Antique Map from 1774

Genuine antique
dated:

1774

Description:

German edition of the first printed chart of the whole of New Zealand by Lieutenant James Cook.

During the six months between October 1769 and April 1770, Cook sailed over 2,400 miles around the coast of New Zealand in the Endeavour, surveying the coast from on board the ship or else ashore. On his return he was promoted to the rank of Captain.

Cook’s log records;
The Chart which I have drawn will best point out the figure and extent of these islands…beginning at Cape Palliser and proceed round Aehei no mouwe (North Island) by the East Cape &ca. The Coast between these two Capes I believe to be laid down pretty accurate both in its figure and the Course and distance from point to point. The oppertunities I had and the methods I made use on to obtain these requesites were such as could hardly admit of an error… some few places however must be excepted and
these are very doubtful..” sic (Cook, Journals I, 275-6)

From Hawkesworth, J. An Account of the Voyages… for Making Discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere, and successively performed by Commodore Byron, Captain Wallis, Captain Carteret, and Captain Cook….

References:
Tooley, R.V. The Mapping of Australia. London 1979: 1467.

Collections:
National Library Australia: Bib ID 106870

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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