Auction 124, Lot 714

"Sketch of Dusky Bay in New Zeeland", Cook, James (Capt.)

Subject: New Zealand

Period: 1777 (dated)

Publication: A New, Authentic and Complete Collection of Voyages Round the World

Color: Hand Color

14.8 x 8 inches
37.6 x 20.3 cm

A remarkable and early chart of the area centered on Resolution Island in today's Fiordland National Park on the southern island. Featuring the complex geography of the fiords, it names Long Island, Point Five Fingers, Break-Sea Island, Gilbert Isles, Wetjacket Arm, Coopers Island, and much more. An inset details Pickersgill Harbour with a fleur-de-lis and soundings in fathoms. Engraved in 1776 by W. Whitchurch and published by Strahan and Cadell in 1777.


Condition: A

A good impression on sound paper.

Estimate: $250 - $350

Sold for: $425

Closed on 5/7/2008