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John Earl of Sandwich engraving portrait

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John Earl of Sandwich


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Antique print relating to Australia


John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich, PC, FRS (1718 - 1792) was a British statesman. During his life he held various military and political offices, including Postmaster General, First Lord of the Admiralty and Secretary of State for the Northern Department. Lord Sandwich was a great supporter of Captain James Cook. As First Lord of the Admiralty, Sandwich approved Admiralty funds for the purchase and fit-out of the Resolution, Adventure and Discovery for Cook's second and third expeditions of exploration in the Pacific Ocean. In honour of Sandwich, Captain Cook named the Sandwich Islands (now Hawaii) after him, as well as Montague Island off the south east coast of Australia, the South Sandwich Islands in the Southern Atlantic Ocean and Montague Island in the Gulf of Alaska. From 'The European Magazine'.

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artist J Corner (engraver)
method Copper-line engraving
date C1780
size 175mm by 115mm (platemark)
SKU AU5231