C1773

Queen Charlotte's Islands.

The first issue and edition, of this map of Queen Charlotte’s Islands (Santa Cruz Islands, Solomon Islands), with an inset map of Carteret’s, Simson’s and Gower’s islands. Shows the tracks of H.M.Swallow, consort to the Dolphin under the command of Samuel … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Queen Charlotte’s Islands.

Date:

C1773

Engraver:

John Abraham Bayly fl. 
(1755 – 
1794)

Condition:

In good condition, with folds as issued.

Technique:

Copper engraving.

Image Size: 

420mm 
x 235mm

Paper Size: 

442mm 
x 280mm
AUTHENTICITY
Queen Charlotte's Islands. - Antique Map from 1773

Genuine antique
dated:

1773

Description:

The first issue and edition, of this map of Queen Charlotte’s Islands (Santa Cruz Islands, Solomon Islands), with an inset map of Carteret’s, Simson’s and Gower’s islands. Shows the tracks of H.M.Swallow, consort to the Dolphin under the command of Samuel Wallis, July-August 1767.
Wallis and Carteret rediscovered the Solomon Islands which were first sighted by the Spaniard Álvaro de Mendaña in 1568.

From Hawkesworth, An Account of the Voyages Undertaken by the Order of His Present Majesty for Making Discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere,..

Collections:
David Rumsey Collection: List No: 3403.013
Royal Museum Greenwich: PAI4003

Philip Carteret (1733 - 1796)

British naval officer and explorer who participated in two of the Royal Navy's circumnavigation expeditions in 1764-66 and 1766-69. Carteret entered the Navy in 1747, serving aboard the Salisbury, and then under Captain John Byron from 1751 to 1755. Between 1757 and 1758 he was in the Guernsey on the Mediterranean Station. As a lieutenant in the Dolphin he accompanied Byron during his voyage of circumnavigation, from June 1764 to May 1766. In 1766 he was made a commander and given the command of the Swallow to circumnavigate the world, as consort to the Dolphin under the command of Samuel Wallis. The two ships were parted shortly after sailing through the Strait of Magellan, Carteret discovering Pitcairn Island and the Carteret Islands, which were subsequently named after him. In 1767, he also discovered a new archipelago inside Saint George's Channel between New Ireland and New Britain Islands (Papua New Guinea) and named it Duke of York Islands, as well as rediscovered the Solomon Islands first sighted by the Mendana in 1568, and the Juan Fernandez Islands first discovered by Juan Fernandez in 1574. He arrived back in England, at Spithead, on 20 March 1769. He was promoted to post captain in 1771.

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