J. Cook.Celèbre Navigateur Anglais. Né dans le Comté d'York en 1728. Assassiné par les habitants de l'Isle d'Owhyhée le 14 Fevrier 1779.
Lithograph, rare. Printed area 160 x 130mm (6¼ x 5¼").
Head and shoulders portrait of Captain James Cook (1729-1779), derived from the seated portrait by Nathaniel Dance. Cook was an English explorer, navigator and cartographer, ultimately rising to the rank of Captain in the Royal Navy. Cook was the first to map Newfoundland prior to making three voyages to the Pacific Ocean 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.
For the death of Cook referred to on this print, see ref. 13499
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