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Auction 109, Lot 705

"Part of the Tropical Discoveries of the Resolution Sloop, Captain J. Cook in 1774", Anon.

Subject: Pacific Islands

Period: 1776 (published)

Publication: Gentleman's Magazine

Color: Black & White

4.7 x 8.2 inches
11.9 x 20.8 cm

Copper engraved chart that is a very early depiction of New Caledonia and the New Hebrides Islands. The track of Cook's ship is shown from New Zealand north through the island chains. Chart notes that New Caledonia was discovered on August 5, 1774.

References: Jolly GENT-243.

Condition: B

A couple of light foxing spots, else very good. On fine hand laid paper.

Estimate: $50 - $60

Sold for: $40

Closed on 12/1/2004