A Striking Likeness of the Late Captain James Cook, F.R.S. His First Voyage, performed in the years 1768.1769.1770.1771._ _Second Voyage,___1772.1773.1774.1775._ _Third Voyage,___1776.1777.1778.1779.1780. He was Born at Marton in the North Riding ofYorkshire, Nov.r 3.d 1728, & Unfortunately Killed by the Savages of the Island, O Whyhee, Feb.y 14.th 1779. Frontispiece to Anderson's Large Folio Edition of the Whole of Capt.n Cook's Voyages &c. Complete.
London, Published by Alex.r Hogg at the Kings Arms. No.16 Paternoster Row, Sept.r 11.1781.
Copper Engraving. 386 x 241mm. 15¼ x 9½". Creasing. Trimmed to the platemark along the left and right-hand edges.
Frontispiece to the first folio edition of 1784. Captain James Cook FRS RN (7 November 1728 – 14 February 1779) was an English explorer, navigator and cartographer, ultimately rising to the rank of Captain in the Royal Navy. 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. Cook was the first to map Newfoundland prior to making the three voyages, during which he achieved the first European contact with the eastern coastline of Australia and the Hawaiian Islands as well as the first recorded circumnavigation of New Zealand. He was killed in Hawaii during a skirmish.
Ex Norman Blackburn Collection. NMM: PAD2896.
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