"Sketch of Dusky Bay in New Zeeland", Cook, James (Capt.)
Subject: New Zealand
Period: 1773 (dated)
Publication: A New, Authentic and Complete Collection of Voyages Round the World
Color: Black & White
14.8 x 8 inches
37.6 x 20.3 cm
A remarkable and early chart of the area centered on Resolution Island in today's Fiordland National Park on the southern island. Details the complex geography of the fiords, naming Long Island, Point Five Fingers, Break-Sea Island, Gilbert Isles, Wetjacket Arm, Coopers Island, and much more. Inset details Pickersgill Harbour with a fleur-de-lis and soundings in fathoms. Engraved in 1776 by W. Whitchurch and published by Strahan and Cadell in 1777.
On thick, hand laid paper with wide margins. Slightly toned along centerfold, else very good.