James Cook, 1728-1779

A general chart of the Island of Newfoundland with the rocks & soundings
A general chart of the Island of Newfoundland with the rocks & soundings
Printed map. "Drawn from surveys taken by order of the Right Honourable the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty by James Cook and Michael Lane, surveyors and others." "Published according to Act of Parliament, 10th May 1775, by Thomas Jefferys Geographer to the King." Second state. Another copy, see RMC_107398. Described in Kershaw, Early Printed Maps of Canada, Volume II, entry 539, p. 175: "Second state.... Published in: American Atlas No. 14, 1775 [1780], 1777, 1783. & The North American Pilot. 1770, 1776 [1780]." Described in Sellers and Van Ee, Maps and Charts of North America and the West Indies 1750-1789, entry 635, p. 134: "Shows harbors, bays, and inlets, rocks, shoals, banks, soundings, islands, the type bottom, relief, and numerous early place-names. The land area is blank except for rivers, lakes, and some mountains, and an Indian path is shown along the coast of Newfoundland opposite the Straits of Belle Isle."
A general chart of the Island of Newfoundland with the rocks & soundings
A general chart of the Island of Newfoundland with the rocks & soundings
Printed map. "Drawn from surveys taken by order of the Right Honourable the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty by James Cook and Michael Lane Surveyors and others." "Publish'd according to Act of Parliament, 10th. May 1775, by Thomas Jefferys Geographer to the King." Second state. Number "12" has been stamped on verso upper right. Described in Kershaw, Early Printed Maps of Canada, Vol. II, entry 539, p. 175: "Published in: American Atlas No.14, 1775, 1776 [1780], 1777, 1783. & The North-American Pilot 1770, 1776 [1780]... The imprint 'Printed for Robt. Sayer & Jno. Bennet / No. 53 in Fleet Street.' has been added below the title." Described in Sellers and Van Ee, Maps and Charts of North America... entry 635, p. 134: "Shows harbors, bays, and inlets, rocks, shoals, banks, soundings, islands, the type bottom, relief, and numerous early place-names. The land area is blank except for rivers, lakes, and some mountains, and an Indian path is shown along the coast of Newfoundland opposite the Straits of Belle Isle." McMaster has another copy; see RMC_3824. Acquired as part of the Hodsoll Collection.
A map of the discoveries made by Capts. Cook & Clerke, in the years 1778 & 1779
A map of the discoveries made by Capts. Cook & Clerke, in the years 1778 & 1779
Printed map. At head of title, "Engraved for Hervey's New System of Geography." Title statement includes, "Also Mr. Hearn's discoveries to the north westward of Hudsons Bay." In lower right margin, "W. Palmer Sculp". "Published Jan. 1st 1785 for G. & T. Wilkie, St. Pauls Church Yard."
Sketch of Nootka Sound
Sketch of Nootka Sound
Printed map. "T. Bowen sct." Visual scale [50 mm=5 "nautic miles"]. This map can be found in George William Anderson's A new, authentic, and complete collection of voyages round the world... (London: Alex Hogg, 1784. Unnumbered plate near p. 538), which contains a complete history of Captain James Cook's voyages. Donated by Dr. Karl Freeman, Hamilton, March 1995.
Sketch of Nootka Sound
Sketch of Nootka Sound
Printed map. "The Writing Engraved by Mw. Smith." Visual scale [50 mm=5 "nautic miles"]. In upper right margin, "37". This map appears in James Cook's A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean... (London: Printed by W. and A. Strahan for G. Nicol and T. Cadell, 1784. Volume 2, [plate] 37). The map likely appears in other editions of the Cook text. Donated by Dr. Karl Freeman, Hamilton, March 1995.