1785 Capt James Cook. Two maps and two viewe of Kergulen--or Desolation--Island. Original engravings,

1785  Capt James Cook. Two maps and two viewe of Kergulen--or Desolation--Island. Original engravings,
1785  Capt James Cook. Two maps and two viewe of Kergulen--or Desolation--Island. Original engravings, 1785  Capt James Cook. Two maps and two viewe of Kergulen--or Desolation--Island. Original engravings, 1785  Capt James Cook. Two maps and two viewe of Kergulen--or Desolation--Island. Original engravings,
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Title: Two maps and two views of Kerguelen Island or Desolation Island [see below for details] Cartographer: James Cook (3rd Voyage) Date and Place: 1785; Paris Publisher: unknown, but engraved by Benard Reference: Title page merely said "Troisiemne Voyage du Captn. Cook" Dimensions & Type: see below; BW copperplate engravings Condition: VG or better; strong strikes Descriptiion On 25 December 1776, Captain James Cook – during his third and last expedition on the HMS Resolution – anchored in a bay at the northern tip of Kerguelen, which he aptly named "Christmas Harbor" (now known as Bay de l'Oiseau). (See below for a map of Christmas Harbor) 1. "Terre de Kerguelen appellee par M. COOK Isle de la Desolation" 10 x 11 inches. Inset map of "isles de Prince Eduard" (Hint: north is towards the bottom Cook explored the east side of the island only) 2."View du Havre de Noel, Terre de Kerguelen" 9 x 14 inches. One of the more famous engravings from Cook's voyages, showing the ships at anchor in Christmas Harbor and crew members ashore 'collecting' some rather ill-drawn penguins. In the foreground is a seal among the rocks and, in the background, the iconic arched rock. A landscape than lives up to the term 'desolate' 3. Plan of Port Palliser and Plan of Christmas harbor. Cook anchored twice at Kerguelen. The anchorage at Port Palliser was charted by William Bligh, Cook's Sailing Master who went on the a sort of fame as Captain of HMS Bounty and the Governor of new South Wales, in Australia. 4. "Trois Vues de la Pointe Arquee, Terre de Kerguelen 9 x 15 inches; also has two views of the island in general: one from 4 miles offshore SSW and the other from the vicinity of "Cap du Prince de Galles (SE Corner of the island). The first 3 show the famous arched rock. The subantarctic Kerguelen Archipelago (fr. Archipel Kerguelen), located in the southern Indian Ocean approximately 3,300 km (2,051 mi.) southeast of the southern tip of Africa, is among the most isolated places on Earth. Also known as the Desolation Islands, the archipelago consists of 300 islands, islets, and reefs which lie between 48° to 50°S and 68° to 70°E, covering an area of 7,215 km² (2,786 mi²) – slightly larger than the state of Delaware (USA). A very nice collection of items relating to one or the most distant places on the globe...all original

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