The entire east coast of Australia: A French version of the great chart by BERNARD, Robert after James Cook - 1774 | Michael Reid Gallery

BERNARD, Robert after James Cook
The entire east coast of Australia: A French version of the great chart, 1774

Carte de la nlle. Galles meridle.
Ou de la côte orientale de la nlle. Hollande découverte et visitée par le lieutenant j. Cook…

Engraved map, 370 x 785 mm.; original folds; mounted.
Paris, Saillant et Nyon, 1774. Point Hicks to Cape York

$2,200

Perhaps Cook’s most famous chart, here in its first French version, prepared for the French language edition of the official account of the Endeavour voyage.

The magnificent sweep of the east coast of Australia from Point Hicks to Cape York is testament to Cook’s extraordinary achievement on the first voyage. Two contemporary English engraved versions are recorded by David, the version published in Hawkesworth’s official account and another, upright in shape, that appears only in Wales’ Astronomical Observations (1788). This French version is not recorded by David.

Beddie, 860 (English edition); David et al, Charts and Coastal Views, 1.270A (English original).

In association with Hordern House.

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