C1785

plan-de-lentree-de-nootka-james-cook

French edition of the Chart of Ship Cove, (Nootka Sound, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada) where Cook arrived on 29 March and stayed until 26 April. Cook anchored in Resolution (Ship) Cove (Bligh Island), Hope Bay (Nootka Sound) and made … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

plan-de-lentree-de-nootka-james-cook

Date:

C1785

Condition:

Repaired tear at bottom map.

Technique:

Copper engraving.

Image Size: 

220mm 
x 280mm

Paper Size: 

250mm 
x 325mm
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plan-de-lentree-de-nootka-james-cook - Antique Map from 1785

Genuine antique
dated:

1785

Description:

French edition of the Chart of Ship Cove, (Nootka Sound, Vancouver Island, British
Columbia, Canada) where Cook arrived on 29 March and stayed until 26
April.

Cook anchored in Resolution (Ship) Cove (Bligh Island), Hope Bay (Nootka Sound) and made much needed repairs to the ships.

Beddie 1714-37, p.332From Cook & King, A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean Undertaken by the Command of His Majesty, for Making Discoveries in the Northern 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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