Antique Map-SEA CHART-SOUTH GEORGIA-SANDWICH ISLANDS-Cook-1795

Price: € 154,50

Subject: Map: 'Kaart van de Ontdekkingen gedaan in den Zuider Atlantischen Oceaan. met's Konings Schip de Resolutie onder bevel van Kapitein Cook in 1775.' This is a Dutch edition of the map "Chart of the Discoveries Made in the South Atlantic Ocean in His Majesty's Ship Resolution under the Command of Captain Cook, in Jan. 1775." The chart details the track of H.M.S. Resolute between the South Sandwich Islands and South Georgia. Cook claimed South Georgia for the Kingdom of Great Britain, naming it the "Isle of Georgia" in honor of King George III. He named the Sandwich Islands "Sandwich Land" after the 4th Earl of Sandwich, First Lord of the Admiralty. This British overseas territory is in a remote and inhospitable portion of the southern Atlantic Ocean hundreds of miles east-south-east of Terra del Fuego. The islands are uninhabited save for a small British contingent to support the British Antarctic Survey who maintains a base at Bird Island. Argentina's claim over South Georgia contributed to the 1982 Falklands War.
Condition: Good, given age. Original folds, as issued. General age-related toning and light staining from handling as visible on image. Please study scan carefully.
Medium: Original etching/engraving on wove (velin) paper.
Size (in cm): The overall size is ca. 39 x 35.5 cm. The image size is ca. 33 x 31 cm.
Size (in inch): The overall size is ca. 15.4 x 14 inch. The image size is ca. 13 x 12.2 inch.
Part Number: 43451
Location: DP-A129-09
Description: This antique map was published in Leiden, The Netherlands ca. 1795.

Artists and Engravers: James Cook (1728 - 1779), 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.