Auction 136, Lot 44

"Voyage du Cap. Dampier a la N. Hollande en 1699 &c.", Dampier, William (Capt.)

Subject: Eastern Hemisphere

Period: 1705 (circa)

Publication: Nouveau Voyage autour du Monde

Color: Black & White

Size:
11.3 x 6.8 inches
28.7 x 17.3 cm

This scarce map shows the route of Captain William Dampier's voyage as commander of the HMS Roebuck. It travels from Britain to Brazil and then to the East Indies around the tip of Africa. The return trip ended on Ascension Island where the ship foundered and was scuttled due to "rotting." The captain and crew were marooned for five weeks before being picked by an East Indiaman and returned home in August 1701. The expedition explored the East Indies with plans to explore the east coast of Australia, but were forced to abandon this goal as the ship's condition worsened. This British scientific expedition was sponsored by the British Admiralty and by inference King William III. From the French edition of Dampier's New Voyage Round the World.

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Condition: B+

Dark, early impression. A little toning on one fold with a few tiny areas of loss with paper infill on verso.

Estimate: $300 - $400

Sold for: $325

Closed on 6/1/2011

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