C1785

Trois Vues De La Pointe Arquee, Terre De Kerguelen.

Rare c.18th engraving of five coastal profiles attributed to William Bligh. Kerguelen Island lies in the southern Indian Ocean and was visited by James Cook 25 to 30 December 1776. From top. Three views of Arched Point on Kerguelen’s Land. … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Trois Vues De La Pointe Arquee, Terre De Kerguelen.

Date:

C1785

Condition:

Small paper chip bottom left, centrefold as issued.

Technique:

Copper engraving.

Image Size: 

385mm 
x 232mm

Paper Size: 

410mm 
x 270mm
AUTHENTICITY
Trois Vues De La Pointe Arquee, Terre De Kerguelen. - Antique View from 1785

Genuine antique
dated:

1785

Description:

Rare c.18th engraving of five coastal profiles attributed to William Bligh. Kerguelen Island lies in the southern Indian Ocean and was visited by James Cook 25 to 30 December 1776. From top. Three views of Arched Point on Kerguelen’s Land. View when Arched Point bears S* 2 1/2 miles distant. View of Kerguelens Land 4 1/2 miles distant View of Kerguelens Land when Prince of Wales foreland bears W.S.W.

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

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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