C1784

Sketch of Nootka Sound. A ship cove Lat. 49* 36’N. Long. 233* 18’E. var. 17* 49’E

Rare c.18th engraved map of Nootka Sound from the official British Admiralty sanctioned edition of the accounts of Cook’s third and final voyage. Chart of Ship Cove, Nootka Sound, Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Cook arrived on 29 March and stayed … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Sketch of Nootka Sound. A ship cove Lat. 49* 36’N. Long. 233* 18’E. var. 17* 49’E

Date:

C1784

Condition:

In good condition

Technique:

Copper engraving.

Image Size: 

200mm 
x 265mm

Paper Size: 

228mm 
x 290mm
AUTHENTICITY
Sketch of Nootka Sound. A ship cove Lat. 49* 36'N. Long. 233* 18'E. var. 17* 49'E - Antique Map from 1784

Genuine antique
dated:

1784

Description:

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

Chart of Ship Cove, Nootka Sound, Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Cook arrived on 29 March and stayed until 26 April 1778. Cook anchored in Resolution Cove (Bligh Island), Hope Bay (Nootka Sound) and made much needed repairs to the ships.

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: 1714-37, p.332
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
Te Papa Museum of New Zealand:RB000261/076b

 

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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