Auction 125, Lot 203

"Vue de Diverses Parties de la Cote Nord-Ouest d'Amerique", Vancouver, George (Capt)

Subject: Western United States

Period: 1798 (published)

Publication: Voyage de Vancouver

Color: Black & White

Size:
20 x 15 inches
50.8 x 38.1 cm

This is Plate No. 14 from Vancouver's important Voyage de Vancouver. The sheet contains seven large profiles of important coastal features in today's California, Oregon and Washington. Well rendered and finely engraved they include: Cape Mendocino, Cape Orford (two views), Point Grenville, and two views of the Straits of Juan de Fuca and Cape Flattery. Combining his own explorations with earlier Spanish and British discoveries, George Vancouver, who had sailed with Capt. Cook on his third voyage, compiled the best delineation of the Pacific Northwest at the time. A very fine example.

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Condition: A

On a large sheet of clean, thick paper with wide margins and nice impression. Two very light spots at lower left, else a fine example.

Estimate: $120 - $160

Sold for: $95

Closed on 9/24/2008

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