New South Wales Australian Old map Captain Cook 1770
Title: Carte d’une Partie de la Cote de la Nle. Gallis Merid depuis le Cap Tribulation Jesou au Detroit de L’Endeavour Le Lieut J. Cook 1770.
Carte vou einen Theil de Kuste von Neu = Sud Wallis vom Vorgebirge Tribulation an bis nach de Straae Endevaour. Gezeichnet von dem K.Engl.Schiffs Lieut J. Cook 1770.
Description: New South Wales Old antique map of the discovery of Australia by Captain James Cook . With notes and depts. by Cook (On this ledge the ship laid 23 hours, and received much damage) The map shows the exact spot of the reef where the ship went aground.
This is an original first map of New South Wales. Origin: Voyage das L’Hemisphere Austral, et autour du Monde, fait sur les Vaisseaux de Roi, L, Aventure & la Resolution… Ecrit par Jacques Cook, Commedant de la Resolution…
In three voyages James Cook sailed thousands of miles across largely uncharted areas of the globe. He mapped lands from New Zealand to Hawaii in the Pacific Ocean in greater detail and on a scale not previously achieved. As he progressed on his voyages of discovery he surveyed and named features, and recorded islands and coastlines on European maps for the first time. He displayed a combination of seamanship, superior surveying and cartographic skills, physical courage and an ability to lead men in adverse conditions.
James Cook was killed in Hawaii in a fight with Hawaiians during his third exploratory voyage in the Pacific in 1779. He left a legacy of scientific and geographical knowledge which was to influence his successors well into the 20th century and numerous memorials worldwide have been dedicated to him. Australasia, Oceania & Pacific Islands Antique Prints.
Voyages Captain James Cook.
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Size: Sheet app.: 37 x 33 cm. 14.5 x 13.25 inches. Image app.: 33 x 29.5 cm. 13 x 11.5 inches. Condition: Fine strong engraving with folds as published. Some creases and a not really visible restoration (Creases are a sign of authenticity in old maps.)