Auction 121, Lot 116

"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)


Color: Black & White

26 x 19.5 inches
66 x 49.5 cm

A large-scale chart of Newfoundland, part of Cape Breton Island and the Great Banks. Tracks of the three great surveys are shown with vignettes of their ships. The banks are filled with soundings and the coasts are finely detailed. A 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.


Condition: B

A nice impression on a strong sheet with a printer's crease just right of the centerfold that has torn, just touching the neatline. Overall toning with a few spots of foxing.

Estimate: $250 - $350

Sold for: $190

Closed on 9/26/2007