This chart shows Adventure Bay on Bruny Island off the south coast of Tasmania, with north oriented to the bottom of the sheet. There is good detail of the topography of the land, as well as depth soundings and a safe anchorage. Above the chart is a view of the south side of the bay. The bay was initially discovered by Tobias Furneaux, captain of the H.M.S. Adventure, on Capt. Cook's second voyage. Cook returned on his third voyage to the Pacific (1775-1780), when his ships the Resolution and Discovery headed eastward and came upon what they called Van Diemen's Land (Tasmania), which Cook thought was joined to mainland Australia. While anchoring in Adventure Bay to restock supplies of food, water and wood, James Burney, the First Lieutenant on the Discovery sketched the bay, noting depth soundings, a lake, elevations, and the contours of the beach as seen from the ship. The ships stayed only four days in the bay in January 1777 before continuing onward towards New Zealand
Tooley #333. The compass rose orients the chart with north at the bottom. An engraved view is at top. Copper engraving. Overall sheet size: 24.3cms x 37.2cms; image size: 212mm x 332mm. Left hand margin augmented with old paper. Very good condition.
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