C1784

Sandwich Islands

Rare c.18th engraved views of Hawaii from the official British Admiralty sanctioned edition of the accounts of Cook’s third and final voyage. Coastal profile views of the Hawaiian Islands, where Cook arrived on 26th November, 1778. 1. View of the N.E. … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Sandwich Islands

Date:

C1784

Condition:

In good condition. With folds as issued.

Technique:

Copper engraving.

Image Size: 

360mm 
x 200mm

Paper Size: 

460mm 
x 280mm
AUTHENTICITY
Sandwich Islands - Antique View from 1784

Genuine antique
dated:

1784

Description:

Rare c.18th engraved views of Hawaii from the official British Admiralty sanctioned edition of the accounts of Cook’s third and final voyage.

Coastal profile views of the Hawaiian Islands, where Cook arrived on 26th November, 1778.

1. View of the N.E. part of Mowee when the Isthmus bears W.S.W. 4 miles off shoar.
2. View of the S.E. side of Owhyhee when the East Point bears N. b. W. 4 leas. distant.
3. View from the (anchorage symbol) at ATOOI.
4. View from the (anchorage symbol) at WOAHOO.
5. View of the island AtTOOI when the Peaked Hill bears No. 14. W. 13 leas. distant.
6. View of the west side of ONEEHOW as seen from the ship at (anchorage symbol).

From Cook & King, A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean, for making Discoveries in the Northern Hemisphere. Performed under the Direction of Captains Cook, Clerke, and Gore, in His Majesty’s Ships the Resolution and Discovery; in the Years 1776, 1777, 1778, 1779, and 1780.

References:
Beddie, M. Bibliography of Captain James Cook, RN,FRS, Circumnavigator. Sydney 1970: 1543
Joppien,R. & Smith, B. The Art of Captain Cook’s Voyages; Vol. I, II & III. Melbourne 1985-1987:
Forbes, D. Hawaiian National Bibliography 1780- 1830. Honolulu /Sydney, 1999/2003 62; cf.
Carter, J. & Muir, P. Printing and the Mind of Man London 1983 223.
Sabin, J. A Dictionary of Books Relating to America, from its Discovery to the Present Time. New York. (1936) 1967. 16250.
Hill, J. The Hill Collection of Pacific Voyages. San Diego 1974 321.

Collections:
State Library New South Wales: CALL NUMBERS RB/F990A/9
State Library Victoria: RARELT 910.41 C773VS
State Library South Australia: Special Collection: 919 C771

 

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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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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