Antique Map Auction Sale No. 124 - closed 5/7/2008
This is the first published chart of the east coast of Australia from Captain James Cook's first Pacific voyage in1768-71. The map shows the routes of the Endeavor with names bestowed by Cook, including Botany Bay, which was named for the large quantities of plants located there. The chart is oriented with north to the right by a delicate fleur-de-lis and soundings are located along the route. Engraved by W. Whitchurch and published by James Hawksworth.