A View of Endeavour River, in New South Wales; with the Endeavour Bark laid up, after a wonderful escape from shipwreck. No.15.
Engraved for Payen's Universal Georgraphy. Vol.1. page.557. [1798.]
Copper engraving. Plate 178 x 260mm. 7 x 10¼".
On 11 June 1770, Captain James Cook, whilst charting the coast of Australia, struck the Great Barrier Reef, aboard HMS Endeavour, the British Royal Navy research vessel. She was then beached on the mainland for seven weeks to permit rudimentary repairs to her hull, before she limped into port in Batavia for more susbstanial repairs. From John Payne's "New and Complete Universal Georgraphy", Volume I, 1798-99.
See Ref: 7120 for an earlier publication.
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