Auction 108, Lot 622

"Carte de l'Entree de Norton, et du Detroit de Bhering ou l'on voit le Cap le plus Oriental de l'Asie, et la Pointe la plus Occidentale de l'Amerique", Cook/Benard

Subject: North Pacific Ocean

Period: 1785 (circa)

Publication: Atlas du Troisieme Voyage de Cook

Color: Black & White

15.2 x 10.5 inches
38.6 x 26.7 cm

Nice map of the Bering Strait from the coast south of Norton Sound to the coast north of Cap du Prince de Galles. The coastline is well presented with hachure showing mountains, sections of coastlines and islands with many place names and soundings. Isles de Clerke is partially shown. Both tracks of the 1778 and 1779 exploration are shown, Cook having done the former and Clerke the latter after Cook's death in Hawaii in Feb. 1779. The map is based on Bonne's map of the same title.

References: Robson #3.16-3.27.

Condition: B

On fine hand-laid paper with wide margins. A couple light areas of foxing, else very good.

Estimate: $100 - $120

Sold for: $120

Closed on 9/29/2004