C1784

Sketch of Port Palliser on Kerguelen's Land Lat: 49°.3' S, Long.69° 37' E. Plan of Christmas Harbour on Kerguelen's Land Lat: 48°.41' S, Long.69° 4 Variat.n.27° 45° W. 1777.' E

Rare engraved map from the official British Admiralty sanctioned edition of the accounts of Cook’s third and final voyage. Pair of small maps of Kerguelen Island which lies in the southern Indian Ocean, midway between Africa, Antarctica and Australia, which … Read Full Description

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Sketch of Port Palliser on Kerguelen’s Land Lat: 49°.3′ S, Long.69° 37′ E. Plan of Christmas Harbour on Kerguelen’s Land Lat: 48°.41′ S, Long.69° 4 Variat.n.27° 45° W. 1777.’ E

Date:

C1784

Condition:

In good condition with folds as issued.

Technique:

Copper engraving.

Image Size: 

210mm 
x 140mm
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Sketch of Port Palliser on Kerguelen's Land Lat: 49°.3' S, Long.69° 37' E.  Plan of Christmas Harbour on Kerguelen's Land Lat: 48°.41' S, Long.69° 4 Variat.n.27° 45° W. 1777.' E - Antique Map from 1784

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dated:

1784

Description:

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

Pair of small maps of Kerguelen Island which lies in the southern Indian Ocean, midway between Africa, Antarctica and Australia, which James Cook visited between 25 to 30 December 1776.

Beddie 1714-??, p.33??

From Cook & King, A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean Undertaken by the Command of His Majesty, for Making Discoveries in the Northern Hemisphere….

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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