The Cosos and Traitor's Island Old map James Cook 1778
Title: Die Cocos Insel vom Capt. Wallis Bosawren. Die Verrather Islel von Capt. Wallis Keppel Genannt. (German tekst also with French tekst)
Description: The Cosos or Keeling Islands and Traitor's Island near Tongo named by Captain Wallis on his voyages on the Admiralty was published in Voyage dans L'Hemisphere 1778 and printed by Du Monde.
This is an original engraving from the time as listed, not a later 1800 edition. Origin one of the first editions of : 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… (engraved plates and maps numbered almost half double-page or folding)
Engraved by Robert Bernard.dir(ex) (First engraver after the sketches and paintings of locations by William Hodges he visited on that voyage with Cook)
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.
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Size: Sheet app.: 21 x 23.5 cm. 8.25 x 9.25 inches. Image app.: 18.5 x 19.5 cm. 7.7 x 7.75 inches. Condition: Fine strong engraving on very good condition.