Chart of the Island of Otaheite By Captn. Cook 1769 - Cook (1785)

  • Technic: Copperplate engraving / etching. on hand laid paper.
  • Condition: Good, given age. A few light unobtrusive crinkles. Small crease top left corner. Original folds as issued. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
  • Date: 1785
  • Overall size: 15,1 x 10,2 inch
  • Image size: 6,4 x 8,4 inch

€ 169,50($ 199.48 / £ 154.77)

Description: Antique print, titled: 'Chart of the Island of Otaheite By Captn. Cook 1769.' Cook's map of Tahiti, from Alexander Hogg's early edition of Cook's Voyages. In April 1769, Captain James Cook made his first visit to the island. He, along with Charles Green and Daniel Solander, set up camp at Matavai Bay and stayed on until 9 August, 1769. On later visits Cook made harbor at Tautira Bay which is sometimes known as Cook's Anchorage. Source unknown, to be determined.

Artists and Engravers: Made by 'J. Cheevers' after 'James Cook'. Captain James Cook (1728 - 1779) was a British explorer, navigator, cartographer, and captain in the Royal Navy. Cook made detailed maps of Newfoundland prior to making three voyages to the Pacific Ocean, during which he achieved the first recorded European contact with the eastern coastline of Australia and the Hawaiian Islands, and the first recorded circumnavigation of New Zealand.