Carte d'une Partie de la Cote de la Nle. Galles Meridle. depuis le Cap Tribulation jusqu'au Detroit de L'Endeavour, par le Lieut. J.Cook. COOK: FIRST VOYAGE, Robert after James COOK BENARD.

Carte d'une Partie de la Cote de la Nle. Galles Meridle…
Carte d'une Partie de la Cote de la Nle. Galles Meridle. depuis le Cap Tribulation jusqu'au Detroit de L'Endeavour, par le Lieut. J.Cook

Paris: Saillant et Nyon, 1774.

Engraved map, 295 x 335 mm.; original folds.

Cape Tribulation to Cape York

French edition of Cook's chart, based on the original engraved chart in Hawkesworth's official account of the first voyage. This was the earliest charting of the coast of Queensland; it details the tracks and anchorages of the Endeavour as the expedition sailed north along the coastline in 1770, and commemorates one of the most memorable passages of Cook's first voyage. Far North Queensland was a difficult passage for the Endeavour: the ship ran aground on a shoal near the Hope Isles and required numerous repairs at Endeavour River.

French edition of Cook's chart, based on the original engraved chart in Hawkesworth's official account of the first voyage. This was the earliest charting of the coast of Queensland; it details the tracks and anchorages of the Endeavour as the expedition sailed north along the coastline in 1770, and commemorates one of the most memorable passages of Cook's first voyage. Far North Queensland was a difficult passage for the Endeavour: the ship ran aground on a shoal near the Hope Isles and required numerous repairs at Endeavour River.

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The expedition's naturalists, Joseph Banks, Herman Spöring and Daniel Solander, used the delay as an opportunity to collect Australian flora for European study. Cook's chart shows the exact spot of the reef where the ship went aground, as well as Endeavour River, where they beached the ship. The track to Cape York, including the passage through Providential Channel, is marked. The original manuscript chart from which this derives, now in the British Library, is reproduced in Historical Records of NSW (1893, plate 6).

Price (AUD): $1,400.00  other currencies Ref: #4504222

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