C1785

plan-du-typa-ou-de-macao-william-bligh

Rare map from the French edition of Cook’s voyages Map of Macao and the island of Typa (Taipa / Tamzai), China where the Resolution and Discovery were repaired and provisioned. They stayed from 1 December 1779 until 12th January 1780 … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

plan-du-typa-ou-de-macao-william-bligh

Date:

C1785

Condition:

Repaired tear top left map, folda as issued

Technique:

Copper engraving.

Image Size: 

225mm 
x 270mm

Paper Size: 

365mm 
x 350mm
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plan-du-typa-ou-de-macao-william-bligh - Antique Map from 1785

Genuine antique
dated:

1785

Description:

Rare map from the French edition of Cook’s voyages

Map of Macao and the island of Typa (Taipa / Tamzai), China where the Resolution and Discovery were repaired and provisioned. They stayed from 1 December 1779 until 12th January 1780 and during their time in Macao sold the sea otter skins they had obtained at Kamtschatka for very high prices. This was to create the subsequent trade in pelts from the area. Cook/King III, p.410

William Bligh (1754 - 1817)

Bligh was a naval officer and governor. He was descended from a family settled in St Tudy, Cornwall, since 1680, whose members had been mayors of Bodmin in the sixteenth century. William was entered in H.M.S. Monmouth on July 1762, was paid off the following February, and joined the navy on 27 July 1770. Since there was no vacancy for midshipmen, he was rated 'able-seaman', but he messed with the former and officially became one in February 1771. On 17 March 1776 he was appointed master of the Resolution, on James Cook's third voyage. On the voyage made a number of the charts.

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