ANTARCTIC TRADE CARDS - Originally Series 2

Captain James Cook.

090. CAPTAIN JAMES COOK. Issued by Nicolas Sarony and Co. (1924-25). Card number 59 from a second set of 50 cards entitled "Celebrities and their Autographs". Issued in large and small format. Size: Ca. 3.1" x 2.5"
Recto: Portrait of Cook in naval uniform, his signature appearing below.
Verso: Celebrities | and their | Autographs | Captain James Cook | From the original at the National Portrait Gallery | Painting by J. Webber | His original signature can be seen at the British Museum, London, on a letter dated 4th July 1772, regarding repairs to the "Resolution." Mariner and Explorer. Born at Marton, Yorkshire, 1728. Entered the Navy as an A.B. in 1755 after several years at sea. Rising to command the "Mercury," he surveyed the coasts of Newfoundland and Labrador 1763. Was the first to circumnavigate New Zealand. Also visited Australia, giving the name of New South Wales to portions of the East Coast. Commanded an expedition to explore the Antarctic regions 1772. Later he sailed on the "Resolution" and discovered the Sandwich Islands 1778, and at Hawaii was murdered by the Natives, February 14th 1779, | NICOLAS SARONY & CO. | Cigarette Specialists | New Bond St., LONDON, W. | 59
Note: Image and information courtesy of Evan Jones, Wiltshire, England.
Note: Only Cook cards mentioning Antarctica are included.