Auction 137, Lot 136

"Sketch of Nootka Sound…", Cook/Hogg

Subject: Vancouver Island, Canada

Period: 1778 (dated)


Color: Black & White

8.3 x 13 inches
21.1 x 33 cm

Detailed chart of the inlet to the sound complete with a large compass rose, rhumb lines and nautical scale of miles. The map locates Breakers Point, shoals, and numerous soundings, with good topographical detail on land as well. This chart represents the first mapping of Nootka Sound, and was finely engraved by Thomas Bowen.


Condition: B+

Watermarked paper with a few light spots of soiling and some toning in blank margins.

Estimate: $100 - $140

Sold for: $75

Closed on 9/14/2011