Engrav'd for J. Parsons, Paternoster Row, June 1795.
Stipple, sheet 155 x 95mm. 6 x 3¾". Trimmed to plate, some discoloration.
James Cook (1728 - 1779). The son of a Yorkshire labourer, Cook learned his seamanship on small East-coast traders. Although only a warrant officer, he was chosen to command the Endeavour in 1768. He made three important voyages of discovery to the South and North Pacific - charting land, sea and stars - and was the first British captain to land in Australia. He was killed in Hawaii during a skirmish. For 'Barlow's Continuation of Hume's England', after Nathaniel Dance.
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