Carte de Maidenland ou de la Virginie de Hawkins,Découverte par Sir Richard Hawkins en 1574. Et du Canal Falkland ainsi appellé par le Cap.ne Jean Strong qui le traversa en 1689, sur la Farewell Vaisseau de Londrres.
Engraving. 240 x 320mm, 9½ x 12½".
Map of the Falkland Islands after the map by John Strong, an English captain who traversed Falkland Sound in 1690. Sir Richard Hawkins (son of Sir John Hawkins of Spanish Armada fame) is credited with discovering the island in 1574, naming it Hawkins' Maidenland (after Elizabeth the Virgin Queen). However at that time he would have been aged twelve. In fact he visted the islands in 1594, preceded by Dutchman Sebald de Weert in 1600 and English explorer John Davis in 1592. Engraved by Bénard for a French edition of the Official Account of Cook's Voyages, which included accounts of other English explorers in the South Seas.
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