C1790

The Southern Hemisphere.

Alexander Kincaid’s reduced map of Cook’s, Southern Hemisphere‘.  Cook’s famous and rare large map of the southern hemisphere, was first issued after his second voyage (1773-1775) of discovery and exploration. It was the most important and up-to-date chart of the southern … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

The Southern Hemisphere.

Date:

C1790

Engraver:

Alexander Kincaid 

Condition:

In good condition, folds as issued.

Technique:

Copper engraving hand coloured

Image Size: 

255mm 
x 260mm
AUTHENTICITY
The Southern Hemisphere. - Antique Map from 1790

Genuine antique
dated:

1790

Description:

Alexander Kincaid’s reduced map of Cook’s, Southern Hemisphere‘.  Cook’s famous and rare large map of the southern hemisphere, was first issued after his second voyage (1773-1775) of discovery and exploration. It was the most important and up-to-date chart of the southern hemisphere on its day and which dispelled the myth of the landmass known as, Terra Australia Incognita. The map includes the tracks of Cooks first and second voyages, as well those of numerous other explores including; Bougainville, Le Maire, Mendana, Quiros, Schouten and Tasman. It also records the first known crossing of the Antarctic Circle by Cook on 17 January 1773.

From, Cook, A Voyage Towards the South Pole, and Round the World, performed in His Majesty’s Ships the Resolution and Adventure, In the Years 1772, 1773, 1774, and 1775.

 From: Alexander Kincaid’s, A New Geographical, Historical, and Commercial Grammar which was a copy of William Guthrie’s work of the same title. Kincaid was one of a number of Scottish publishers actively republishing English books at lower prices. This was possible due to a loophole in the Copyright Act and a subsequent ruling by the Scottish Court of Session in 1751 which allowed any book not registered at Stationer’s Hall to be copied legally in Scotland. This map appears in all three editions of his geography and also depicts Australia prior to the discovery of Bass Strait, notes him as ‘del.’ (delineator or creator). Kincaid’s work is historically significant as it disseminated the latest knowledge and discoveries of Australia to a much wider audience than Eden’s very scarce work.

References: Kissajukian, Louis ‘South Land The Search for Spices Maps 1513-1811.

References:
Kissajukian, L.P. Southland in Search of Spices Maps 1513-1811. Sydney 2013:.
Tooley, R.V. The Mapping of Australia. London 1979: 799.


Collections:
National Library Australia: Bib ID 2666033

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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