Auction 112, Lot 108

"A Chart of the Banks of Newfoundland, Drawn from a Great Number of Hydrographical Surveys, Chiefly from those of Chabert, Cook and Fleurieu, Connected and Ascertained by Astronomical Observations", Jefferys/Sayer & Bennett

Subject: Canada

Period: 1775 (dated)

Publication: The American Atlas

Color: Hand Color

26.5 x 19.5 inches
67.3 x 49.5 cm

Fine large-scale chart of Newfoundland, part of Cape Breton Island and the Great Banks, with tracks of the three great surveys including vignettes of their ships. The table of astronomical observations on which this chart is grounded includes Cook's observations of an eclipse of the sun on August 5, 1766 and longitudes ascertained by the marine clocks of Berthoud.

References: Phillips (A) 1165-13.

Condition: B

Bit of unobtrusive soil.

Estimate: $450 - $550

Sold for: $285

Closed on 9/28/2005