ANTARCTIC TRADE CARDS - Originally Series 2
092. CAPTAIN JAMES COOK. Issued by Carreras Ltd. (1935). Card number 31 from a set of 50. Size: Ca. 2.7" x 1.4".
Recto: Portrait of Cook in naval uniform. At bottom: Captain Cook.
Verso: This Back has a Gummed Surface | CELEBRITIES OF | BRITISH HISTORY | A SERIES OF 50 No. 31 | CAPTAIN JAMES COOK | (1728-1779) | (From the Painting by John Webber, R.A. at | the National Portrait Gallery). | The first circumnavigator of New Zealand began his career in a Yorkshire haberdasher's shop, but ran away to sea and finally entered the Royal Navy. Commanding a scientific expedition in the Pacific, he explored a great part of Oceania, including Eastern Australia. His next quest led him to the Antarctic; and the aim of his last was to find a passage from the Pacific round the North Coast of America. Cook was murdered by Hawaiians, who apparently took him for a god, therefore desired to possess his luck-bringing bones. | CARRERAS LTD | (ESTD. 1788) | ARCADIA WORKS, LONDON, ENGLAND | KEEP THIS HISTORICAL SERIES OF | 50 PROTRAITS IN THE ATTRACTIVE | ALBUM OBTAINABLE FROM ALL | TOBACCONISTS (PRICE ONE PENNY)
Note: Image and information courtesy of Evan Jones, Wiltshire, England.
Note: Only Cook cards mentioning Antarctica are included.