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Auction 125, Lot 852

"River Thames and Mercury Bay in New Zealand [on sheet with] Bay of Islands in New Zealand [and] Tolaga Bay in New Zealand", Cook, James (Capt.)

Subject: New Zealand

Period: 1777 (circa)

Publication: Hawkesworth's An Account of the Voyages…

Color: Hand Color

16.8 x 10.8 inches
42.7 x 27.4 cm

This sheet presents three early maps from the explorations of Capt. Cook in New Zealand. The main map is the earliest printed map to delineate parts of the coastlines in the Auckland-Hauraki Gulf area. The maps show soundings, hazards (Whale Rock on which we struck) and the tracks that the ships traveled in November 1769.


Condition: A

Issued folded, now flattened with some very faint toning. The binding trim at lower right has been extended to even up the margin, which is very ample.

Estimate: $350 - $425

Sold for: $300

Closed on 9/24/2008