Auction 101, Lot 453

"Carte des Decouvertes du Capit. Carteret dans la Nlle Bretagne, ave une partie…", Bonne, Rigobert

Subject: Southeast Asia

Period: 1787-88 (published)

Publication: Atlas Encyclopedique

Color: Black & White

Size:
13.5 x 9.2 inches
34.3 x 23.4 cm

Copper engraved map of New Britain, the largest island of the Bismarck Archipelago in Papua New Guinea. Various insets including New Ireland. Based on findings of Captain Carteret’s voyage of 1766-1769, aboard HMS Swallow. Cook’s route (1st voyage) from New Holland to Batavia via the Endeavour Straits in 1770 is also shown. Engraved by Andre.

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Condition: B

Faint uneven toning.

Estimate: $100 - $120

Sold for: $75

Closed on 12/4/2002

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