Auction 136, Lot 767

"Plan de la Baye Dusky (Obscure) a la Nouve. Zelande", Cook, James (Capt.)

Subject: New Zealand

Period: 1773 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Black & White

Size:
14.8 x 8 inches
37.6 x 20.3 cm

A remarkable and early chart of the area centered on Resolution Island in today's Fiordland National Park on the southern island. The complex geography of the fiords is illustrated, naming Long Island, Point Five Fingers, Break-Sea Island, Gilbert Isles, Wetjacket Arm, Coopers Island, and much more. Inset details Pickersgill Harbour with a fleur-de-lis and soundings in fathoms. Engraved by Benard.

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Condition: A

Excellent impression on a sound sheet. Two tiny spots in left side of image, else fine.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $150

Closed on 6/1/2011

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