Auction 126, Lot 787

"Carte des Decouvertes faites dans la Mer Pacifique sur la Vaisseau de Roi, La Resolution, Commande par le Capitaine Cook en 1774", Cook, James (Capt.)

Subject: South Pacific Ocean

Period: 1778 (circa)

Publication: La Harpe's Abrege de l'histoire generale des voyages

Color: Hand Color

Size:
18 x 14 inches
45.7 x 35.6 cm

Delicately engraved exploration chart details the 1774 voyage of Captain Cook in the Pacific. The track of the Resolution near New Caledonia and New Hebrides, situated well off the east coast of Australia, is shown with a daily timeline. Hazards noted along the ship's track include shoals and rocks. Engraved by Benard.

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Condition: B+

Issued folded, now flattened with a tissue reinforced fold and a few minor extraneous creases.

Estimate: $150 - $200

Sold for: $100

Closed on 12/3/2008

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