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Captain Cook North Queensland map. Heritage Editions reproduction (c1770).

Captain Cook North Queensland map. Heritage Editions reproduction (c1770).

by Cook, Captain James

 A Chart of part of New South Wales on the Coast of New Holland Discovered by Lieut.Cook. Cook's Chart of North Queensland, from Cape Tribulation to Endeavour Straits - the Great Barrier Reef and Far North Queensland - "Discovered by Lieut. Cook" in 1770. Under Explanatiion, Cook wrote "Rocks some of which are dry at low tide and others always covered".

Cook’s chart from his discovery of the east coast of Australia, reproduced from a copperplate-engraving of this map by Benard, first published in London circa 1773.

Cook’s chart of the North Queensland coastline, with uncharted sections where Cook’s Endeavour ran aground when it struck a rock in one of the Hope Islands (actually coral of the Great Barrier Reef of North Queensland). Jettisoning cargo, Cook’s ship was nursed off the reef and north into the Endeavour River for repair, near where Cooktown is today.

Great Britain needed a new Colony for convicts and free settlers, and possible extension of trade opportunities, so Lieutenant James Cook was sent to the southern hemisphere on his three voyages of discovery between 1768 and 1779. Cook was to search for the great southern continent which previous European explorers had surmised must exist.

Small Heritage Editions print from a Limited Edition of 750 reproductions. Page Size: 360 x 400mm (approx. 14 x 15.75 inches) Image Size: 310 x 305mm (12.5 x 12 inches) This print is in black and white, as printed. It aslo is available with the coastline highlighted by hand-tinting with watercolour (previous item).

Stock Number: HE323Price: $20.00