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Friendly Islands Middelburgh old print Cook voyages 1780



Captain Cooks landing in Middelburg, The One Friendly Isles.

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Friendly Islands Middelburgh old print Cook voyages 1780

Title: Débarquement à Middelburgh, L’Une des Isles Frienddly, (Des Amis).

Description: Landing at Middelburgh, One of the Frienddly Isles.

Captain Cooks landing in Middelburg, the One Friendly Isles, old antique engraved print in hand coloring.

An Original Copper Engraving from Captain Cook's Second Voyage.

On his return voyage to New Zealand in 1774, Cook landed at the Friendly Islands, Easter Island, Norfolk Island, New Caledonia, and Vanuatu Polynesians. Plate 34, Atlas Cook.
Tonga became known as the Friendly Islands because of the congenial reception accorded to Captain James Cook on his first visit in 1773.

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).

In three voyages 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.
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.
Captain Cook voyages.

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Sheet app.: 49 x 27 cm. 20 x 10.75 inches.
Image app.: 45.5 x 23.5 cm. 17.5 x 8.25 inches.
Condition: Fine hand colored map in excellent condition. Folds as published.