A Chart of the Banks of Newfoundland, Drawn from a great number of hydrographical surveys, chiefly from those of Chabert, Cook and Fleurieu, connected and ascertained by astronomical observations. Captain James COOK.

A Chart of the Banks of Newfoundland…
A Chart of the Banks of Newfoundland, Drawn from a great number of hydrographical surveys, chiefly from those of Chabert, Cook and Fleurieu, connected and ascertained by astronomical observations.

London: printed for Robert Sayer and John Bennet, 53 Fleet Street, 1775.

Engraved chart, 540 x 705 mm. with simple early handcolouring to the coastlines.

James Cook proves his worth

Attractive large-format map of the Grand Banks of Newfoundland, derived from the survey work of James Cook and Matthew Lane, and with their names printed prominently in the cartouche. It was the Newfoundland survey which established Cook's reputation and ultimately led to his being appointed to the command of the Endeavour. Cook had entered the Royal Navy in 1758, after serving his apprenticeship aboard Whitby colliers, and at the conclusion of the Seven Years War was appointed to the Newfoundland Survey as master of the Greville. The British asserted their fishing rights in the region, while French fisherman were allowed limited concessions for catching and curing cod from these rich waters, but to enforce the terms of the Paris treaty of 1763 new and accurate charts were needed; the survey occupied the next three years. The publication of Cook's survey work fell to Thomas Jeffreys, and this map was included in his American Atlas of 1775.

Attractive large-format map of the Grand Banks of Newfoundland, derived from the survey work of James Cook and Matthew Lane, and with their names printed prominently in the cartouche. It was the Newfoundland survey which established Cook's reputation and ultimately led to his being appointed to the command of the Endeavour. Cook had entered the Royal Navy in 1758, after serving his apprenticeship aboard Whitby colliers, and at the conclusion of the Seven Years War was appointed to the Newfoundland Survey as master of the Greville. The British asserted their fishing rights in the region, while French fisherman were allowed limited concessions for catching and curing cod from these rich waters, but to enforce the terms of the Paris treaty of 1763 new and accurate charts were needed; the survey occupied the next three years. The publication of Cook's survey work fell to Thomas Jeffreys, and this map was included in his American Atlas of 1775.

Phillips, p.591; Skelton 'James Cook. Surveyor of Newfoundland.'.

Price (AUD): $1,250.00  other currencies     Ref: #4311675

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