C1777

Port Praya in the Island of St. Jago, one of the Cape de Verds.

Rare c.18th engraved map of St. Jago  (Santiago), Cape Verde Islands from the official British Admiralty sanctioned edition of the accounts of Cook’s second voyage. Cook arrived at the island on 10th August, 1772 to replenish his ships water supplies. … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Port Praya in the Island of St. Jago, one of the Cape de Verds.

Date:

C1777

Condition:

In good condition

Technique:

Copper engraving.

Image Size: 

175mm 
x 190mm

Paper Size: 

230mm 
x 290mm
AUTHENTICITY
Port Praya in the Island of St. Jago, one of the Cape de Verds. - Antique Map from 1777

Genuine antique
dated:

1777

Description:

Rare c.18th engraved map of St. Jago  (Santiago), Cape Verde Islands from the official British Admiralty sanctioned edition of the accounts of Cook’s second voyage.

Cook arrived at the island on 10th August, 1772 to replenish his ships water supplies. He set sail on the 14th, and headed for Cape Town.

From Cook’s, A Voyage Towards the South Pole, and Round the World, performed in His Majesty’s Ships the ‘Resolution’ and ‘Adventure’, In the Years 1772, 1773, 1774, and 1775.

References:
Beddie, M. Bibliography of Captain James Cook, RN,FRS, Circumnavigator. Sydney 1970 1216. / 1336, p.252
Hill, J. The Hill Collection of Pacific Voyages. San Diego 1974 358.
Sabin, J. A Dictionary of Books Relating to America, from its Discovery to the Present Time. New York. (1936) 1967. 16245.

Collections:
National Library Australia: Bib ID 90039
State Library New South Wales: RECORD IDENTIFIER 74VvMokVOlGA / 74VvMoxg6JJX

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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