Map of Bay of Good Success and Cape Horn as drawn by James Cook in his first trip around the Earth by sea in 1769. The voyage begun from Plymouth, England in 1768, across the Atlantic Ocean, through Cape Horn towards New Zeland. Cook then proceeded to discover Australia to then further sail to Batavia, Southern Africa and back to England. This first trip ended in 1771. Cook took on other two voyages around the globe in the following years.
In the print, the section above shows the coastal views of the area near the Fireland. On the bottom left a map of the Bay of Good Success and on the bottom right a map of Tierra del Fuego (Fireland), the Le Maire Strait and part of Isla de los Estados (Staten Island) as drawn by James Cook in 1769.
This print appeared in the Dutch edition of Cook’s: ‘Reize rondom de waereld’. published in Leiden by Allart & Cleef Honkoop, in 1795.
Etching on paper; verso blanco; plate mark: 318 x 370 mm, total: 342 x 457 mm; vertical folding crease at center, some foldings on the most external margins, a damp stain on the right margin, otherwise in very good condition.
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