Auction 124, Lot 708

"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 south of Norton Sound to north of Cap du Prince de Galles and the corresponding coastline of Russia. Features include hachure representing coastal mountains, islands, place names and soundings. St. Lawrence Island, Eilanden van Clerke is partially shown; other gaps exist along the continents. Tracks of both the 1778 and 1779 exploration are delineated; 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 folding, now flattened. There are some minor creases, still a very good example.

Estimate: $100 - $150

Sold for: $75

Closed on 5/7/2008

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