C1777

Port Sandwich in Mallicollo, Harbour of Balade in New Caledonia , Port Resolution in the Isle of Tanna.

Rare c.18th engraved map of Maleku, New Caledonia and Vanuatu from the official British Admiralty sanctioned edition of the accounts of Cook’s second voyage. Three maps on the one sheet, the larger of Port Resolution, on the island of Tanna, … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Port Sandwich in Mallicollo, Harbour of Balade in New Caledonia , Port Resolution in the Isle of Tanna.

Date:

C1777

Condition:

In good condition. With centre fold as issued.

Technique:

Copper engraving.

Image Size: 

200mm 
x 260mm

Paper Size: 

245mm 
x 345mm
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Port Sandwich in Mallicollo, Harbour of Balade in New Caledonia , Port Resolution in the Isle of Tanna. - Antique Map from 1777

Genuine antique
dated:

1777

Description:

Rare c.18th engraved map of Maleku, New Caledonia and Vanuatu from the official British Admiralty sanctioned edition of the accounts of Cook’s second voyage.

Three maps on the one sheet, the larger of Port Resolution, on the island of Tanna, Vanuatu.

Port Sandwich in Mallicollo: Cook had reached Mallicolo (Maleku) 17 July 1774 and made a careful survey of the islands which was completed 1 September 1774, he named the islands the New Hebrides (Vanuatu).

Harbour of Balade in New Caledonia: Cook discovered the island group of New Caledonia, on 4 September 1774, which he named New Caledonia. The Resolution remained in New Caledonia 5 to 13 September, 1774. Balade was in the north of the island.

Port Resolution in the Isle of Tanna: Cook had reached, Vanuatu (New Hebrides) 17 July 1774 and made a careful survey of the islands which was completed 1 September 1774. Naming the islands the New Hebrides (Vanuatu). In August Cook visited Tanna, an island in Tafea Province, and landed in an inlet on the south eastern tip of the island that he named Port Resolution.

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.
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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