Kerguelen's Land called by C. Cook Island of Desolation.N. B. the shaded coast is from the English, the unshaded from the French observation in Feby 1772. aaa Track of the Resolution & Discovery in Dec.r 1776. [Inset:] Islands discovered by M. Marion du Fresne 1772 called by C. Cook in 1776 Prince Edward Isles. 2.
Engraving. Plate 266 x 310mm. 10½ x 12¼". Two folds, creasing and small tear in plate upper right.
The Kerguelen Islands, also known as the Desolation Islands, in the Indian Ocean. Captain James Cook visited the Islands in 1776 during his last voyage. Plate 2 from 'Volume 4 of Cook, James, 1728-1779. A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean: undertaken, by the command of His Majesty, for making discoveries in the northern hemisphere'.
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