Auction 130, Lot 802

"[Lot of 2] A Chart of the North West Coast of America and the North East Coast of Asia, Explored in the Years 1778 & 1779 [and] Chart of Norton Sound and of Bherings Strait made by the East Cape of Asia and the West Point of America", Hogg, Alexander

Subject: North Pacific Ocean

Period: 1786 (circa)

Publication: A New Authentic and Complete Collection of Voyages Round the World

Color: Black & White

Size:
14 x 8.5 inches
35.6 x 21.6 cm

This lot is composed of two charts from Capt. Cook's voyages to the Bering Strait region. The first chart (14 x 8.5") was drawn by Lt. Roberts, Master mate on the Resolution under Cook. It depicts the coastlines of Alaska, British Columbia, and Russia; a note explains that part of the information on the map was obtained from a manuscript chart received from the Russians. The second chart (13 x 8.3") covers the area on either side of the Bering Strait including Norton Sound with the ship's route detailed with day-to-day notations during Cook's voyage in 1779. Details include sections of the coastline and islands with many place names, soundings and anchorages. Both engraved by Thomas Conder.

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Condition: B+

Both with a few closed tears in lower margin and a little foxing, more on the second map. The second map also has a small area of loss in lower margin barely affecting the letter "d" in London in the imprint below the neatline.

Estimate: $180 - $220

Sold for: $140

Closed on 12/2/2009

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