"Carte des Decouvertes faites dans la Mer Pacifique sur la Vaisseau de Roi, La Resolution, Commande par le Capitaine Cook en 1774", Cook/Benard
Subject: South Pacific Ocean
Period: 1778 (circa)
Publication: La Harpe's Abrege de l'histoire generale des voyages
Color: Hand Color
18 x 14 inches
45.7 x 35.6 cm
Delicately engraved exploration chart details the second voyage (1774) of Captain Cook in the Pacific. The track of the HMS 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.
Issued folded, now flattened.