Auction 101, Lot 447

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

Subject: Indian Ocean - Kerguelen

Period: 1779 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
13.5 x 9.2 inches
34.3 x 23.4 cm

Handsome chart that features three well engraved charts on one sheet with individual borders and a large compass rose. Includes "Terre de Kerguelen…Isle de la desolation"; "Plan du Port Palliser"; "Plan du Havre de Noel dans la Terre", plus a small map showing two islands discovered by Cook and Marion du Fresne.

References:

Condition: A

Lovely impression and fine later coloring. On a full sheet of thick paper with large watermark and wide margins. Very small repaired hole in unengraved area, else fine.

Estimate: $100 - $150

Sold for: $75

Closed on 12/4/2002

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