Auction 125, Lot 854

"Kaart van de Noord-West Kust van Amerika en de Noord-Oost Kust van Asia. Opgenoomen in de Jaaren 1778 en 1779…", Cook, James (Capt.)

Subject: North Pacific Ocean

Period: 1795 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
25.3 x 15 inches
64.3 x 38.1 cm

This large map is centered on the Bering Strait with soundings and dates that chart Cook's third voyage up the northern reach of the Pacific in his search for a Northwest Passage. Cook probed along the Oregon coast in bad weather to Nootka Sound, where he rested and refitted his ships. They sailed forth to the Alaskan and Chukotskiy peninsulas and from there into the Bering Strait. Cook reached 70° 41’ N before being forced back by the pack ice off Icy Cape. The expedition turned south down the Russian coast and then east to Norton Sound. Cook's journey then ended in Hawaii where Cook was killed in a dispute with the natives. From a Dutch edition of Cook's voyages.

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Condition: A

With folds, as issued. There are a couple insignificant spots, else fine.

Estimate: $300 - $375

Sold for: $220

Closed on 9/24/2008

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