Etching with stipple engraving. 70 x 55mm.
James Cook [1728 - 1779]. The son of a Yorkshire labourer, Cook learned his seamanship on small East-coast traders. Although only a warrant officer, he was chosen to command the Endeavour in 1768. 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. He was killed in Hawaii during a skirmish. From the portrait by Nathaniel Dance.
Not in Kivell & Spence.
[Ref: 4577] £140.00