C1784

Sketch of the Harbour of Samganooda on the Island of Oonalaska Lat. 53* 55'N, Long. 193* 30'E, Variation 20* 3' E 1778

Rare engraved map from the official British Admiralty sanctioned edition of the accounts of Cook’s third and final voyage. All other later copies made of this image by other publishers were unauthorised, usually smaller and inferior in quality. Map of … Read Full Description

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Sketch of the Harbour of Samganooda on the Island of Oonalaska Lat. 53* 55’N, Long. 193* 30’E, Variation 20* 3′ E 1778

Date:

C1784

Condition:

In good condition

Technique:

Copper engraving.

Image Size: 

190mm 
x 195mm
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Sketch of the Harbour of Samganooda on the Island of Oonalaska Lat. 53* 55'N, Long. 193* 30'E, Variation 20* 3' E 1778 - Antique Map from 1784

Genuine antique
dated:

1784

Description:

Rare engraved map from the official British Admiralty sanctioned edition of the accounts of Cook’s third and final voyage. All other later copies made of this image by other publishers were unauthorised, usually smaller and inferior in quality.

Map of Samgoonoodha, (English Bay), Unalaska, Alaska, charted by Cook on his first visit 28 June to 2 July, 1778.

Following his discovery of Cooks River on his way to the Bering Strait, Cook turned southward and in October 1778 he reached the Aleutian Islands and anchored in the harbour of Samganooda on Unalaska Island to replenish provisions and repair the ships.

Beddie 1714-5, p.332

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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