Auction 121, Lot 808

"Carte des Decouvertes faites dans la Mer Pacifique sur la Vaisseau de Roi, La Resolution, Commande par le Capitaine Cook en 1774", Cook, James (Capt.)

Subject: South Pacific Ocean

Period: 1780 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Black & White

Size:
18.2 x 14.2 inches
46.2 x 36.1 cm

Delicately engraved exploration chart details the 1774 voyage of Captain Cook in the Pacific, showing the track and dates of the Resolution near New Caledonia and New Hebrides, which are situated well off the east coast of Australia. Hazards noted along the ship's track include shoals and rocks.

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Condition: B+

With folds as issued on a sheet with a small hole, patched on the verso and a few minor stains.

Estimate: $110 - $150

Sold for: $160

Closed on 9/26/2007

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