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(SALES) 1 Old Antique Print/ James Cook / Virtual Rare Print Fai

€40.00

Title: [Old antique portrait of] James Cook.
Author: Klauber, I.S.
PlaceAndYear: Leiden, 1795-1803.
Description: Captain James Cook (1728-79), explorer, circumnavigator and hydrographer. Three voyages, 1768-71, 1772-75 and 1776-79. From 1778 on printed editions of ' Captain Cook's Travels' appeared in English, Italian, French and Dutch.James Cook spent four years surveying the eastern coasts of Canada aboard the schooner Grenville. The resulting charts were so accurate that they were regularly consulted until the early part of the 20th century. In the course of this work, Cook observed an eclipse of the sun in 1766 and communicated the results to the Royal Society and the British Admiralty, both of which suitably impressed. As a result, when a joint expedition was planned to observe an expected transit of Venus in 1769, Cook was raised in rank from Master to Lieutenant and given command of the expedition.Thus began the three major voyages that would take Cook and his men to most of the known world and beyond, and establish his reputation as perhaps the greatest explorer who ever lived.

A portrait of Captain James Cook after the painting by Nathaniel Dance. From a Dutch edition of ‘Cook's voyages'.
Dimensions: 130 x 100 mm
Colouring: uncoloured
Condition: excellent condition.
Technique: THIS ITEM IS OFFERED WITH A REDUCTION OF THE PRICE FROM EURO 85 TO EURO 40. SHIPPING AND INSURANCE COSTS, BANKING (NO CHARGE FOR E.C CITIZENS) AND PAYPAL COSTS (5%) ARE EXTRA. HOW TO ORDER: CLICK ON THE BUTTON 'CONTACT DEALER' ON THE ITEM PAGE , GIVE YOUR NAME & EMAIL ADDRESS, AND PLACE THE ORDER IN THE MESSAGE BOX.
  • Number: 1011881 (3877)
  • Dealer: Speculum Orbis Nauticum







 
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