Auction 113, Lot 801

"Kaart van den Mond van Norton, en van de Engte van Bhering…", Cook, James (Capt.)

Subject: North Pacific Ocean

Period: 1801 (circa)

Publication: Dutch edition of Cook's Voyages

Color: Hand Color

Size:
15 x 10.5 inches
38.1 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 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.

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Condition: A

Issued folded, now pressed. Lightly toned with faint damp stains in blank margins.

Estimate: $100 - $140

Sold for: $75

Closed on 12/7/2005

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