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Auction 100, Lot 411

"Terre de Kerguelen, Appellee par M. Cook, Isle de la Desolation", Bonne, Rigobert

Subject: Indian Ocean

Period: 1787-88 (published)

Publication: Atlas Encyclopedique

Color: Black & White

13.6 x 9.2 inches
34.5 x 23.4 cm

Copper engraved map of the Kerguelen Islands in the Southern Indian Ocean. It shows the tracks of Captain James Cook who sheltered from a storm at Kerguelen on Christmas Day, 1776. Three insets show detail of small islands and harbors (including Christmas Harbor). Large compass rose.


Condition: B

Minor toning along fold and a few pin-sized wormholes only visible when held to strong light.

Estimate: $70 - $90

Sold for: $50

Closed on 9/12/2002