C1774

Plan de la Baye du Bon Succes dans le Detroit de le Maire. Carte de la partie S.E. de la Terre de Feu comprenant le Deetroit de le Maire, et une partie de la Terre des Etats / par le Lieut. J. Cook 1769

French edition of Cook’s map: of A plan of Success Bay in Strait le Maire. A chart of the S.E. part of Terra del Fuego including Strait le Maire and part of Staten-land.  The French edition of the accounts of … Read Full Description

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Plan de la Baye du Bon Succes dans le Detroit de le Maire. Carte de la partie S.E. de la Terre de Feu comprenant le Deetroit de le Maire, et une partie de la Terre des Etats / par le Lieut. J. Cook 1769

Date:

C1774

Condition:

In good condition, with folds as issued.

Technique:

Copper engraving.

Image Size: 

370mm 
x 320mm
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Plan de la Baye du Bon Succes dans le Detroit de le Maire. Carte de la partie S.E. de la Terre de Feu comprenant le Deetroit de le Maire, et une partie de la Terre des Etats / par le Lieut. J. Cook 1769 - Antique Map from 1774

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dated:

1774

Description:

French edition of Cook’s map: of A plan of Success Bay in Strait le Maire. A chart of the S.E. part of Terra del Fuego including Strait le Maire and part of Staten-land.  The French edition of the accounts of Cook’s first voyage, were published (1774) the year after the English edition (1773).

Cook went ashore at Tierra del Fuego on 14th January
1769 and noted in his log, ‘perhaps as miserable a set of People as are
this day upon Earth.’ Leaving Tierra del Fuego the Endeavour rounded Cape Horn and sailed into the Pacific Ocean.

Reference: Hakluyt Society 1.41A ill. p.49 (English edition)

From From: Hawkesworth, Relation des voyages entrepris par ordre de Sa Majeste britannique actuellement regnante

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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