Sir Hugh Palliser Bart. PALLISER, J. R. SMITH, COOK.

Sir Hugh Palliser Bart.

London: published by the artist, 1787.

Mezzotint three-quarter length portrait, trimmed close to the plate mark; mounted.

Cook's patron

Rare and impressive mezzotint portrait of one of Cook's great friends and champions. Like Cook a Yorkshireman, Palliser, who became governor of Newfoundland in 1764, encouraged Cook to pursue his charting, and the two men became friends. Palliser later served as Comptroller of the Navy for the decisive years of 1770 through to 1775, where he was active in promoting the second voyage in particular. At his estate Vache, in Buckinghamshire, he erected a monument to Cook after hearing of his death at Hawaii. One of the most important manuscripts to survive from the great explorer, his first voyage log, is known even today as the "Palliser log" on account of its early ownership.

Rare and impressive mezzotint portrait of one of Cook's great friends and champions. Like Cook a Yorkshireman, Palliser, who became governor of Newfoundland in 1764, encouraged Cook to pursue his charting, and the two men became friends. Palliser later served as Comptroller of the Navy for the decisive years of 1770 through to 1775, where he was active in promoting the second voyage in particular. At his estate Vache, in Buckinghamshire, he erected a monument to Cook after hearing of his death at Hawaii. One of the most important manuscripts to survive from the great explorer, his first voyage log, is known even today as the "Palliser log" on account of its early ownership.

Condition Report: A few spots and some rubbing but overall an excellent impression.

Price (AUD): $1,950.00

US$1,430.40   Other currencies

Ref: #4005780

Condition Report