Auction 137, Lot 277

"Montagne Remarquable Pres de la Riviere de Monterey", Vancouver, George (Capt)

Subject: California

Period: 1798 (circa)


Color: Black & White

9 x 7 inches
22.9 x 17.8 cm

Small copper engraving showing a scene near Monterey, California as viewed by George Vancouver. During the summers of 1792-94, George Vancouver and the crew of the British ships Discovery and Chatham mapped the northwest coast of North America from Baja California to Alaska. Vancouver's voyage was the last, and longest, of the great Pacific voyages of the late eighteenth century. This miniature sketch is from the French edition of Vancouver's A Voyage of Discovery to the North Pacific Ocean and Round the World. Engraved by Alexandre Tardieu.


Condition: A+

Estimate: $70 - $100

Sold for: $85

Closed on 9/14/2011