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Neptune raising Capt. Cook up to Immortality

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  • Description

    Frontispiece of Thomas Bankes' book A modern, authentic and complete system of Universal Geography. The scene depicts Captain Cook in the clouds with Neptune, Roman god of the sea. In the lower part of the image, four figures representing Africa, Asia, the Americas and Europe present gifts to Britannia who is seated with a lion at her feet.

  • Other Id

    3879 (Presto content ID)

    Print C771-3 (Reference Number)

    95x3/214 (accession number)

    PD1285 (Legacy number)

  • Department

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  • Object Type
  • Name/Title
    Neptune raising Capt. Cook up to Immortality
  • Primary Maker

     Johann Ramberg (Designer)

     James Neagle (Engraver)

     William Grainger (Designer)

  • Contributor/Publisher
    Bankes, Thomas, 1744-
  • Physical Description

    344 mm. x 210 mm (image and support)

  • Level of Current Record
  • Is Part Of
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  • Provenance Details
  • Public Access Text

    Printed bottom "Neptune raising Capt. Cook up to Immortality, a 'Genius' crowning him with a Wreath of Oak and Fame introducing him to History. In the front ground are the Four Quarters of the World presenting Britannia their various ..."

  • Copyright
    No known copyright restrictions
  • Last Update
    20 Jun 2023

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