Auction 139, Lot 701

"Karte von den N.W. Amerikanischen und N.OE. Asiatischen Kusten, nach den Untersuchungen des Kapit: Cook in den Jah: 1778. und 1779…", Schraembl, Franz Anton

Subject: North Pacific, Northern Asia and Northwestern North America

Period: 1788 (dated)

Publication: Allgemeiner Grosser Atlas

Color: Hand Color

26.5 x 15.5 inches
67.3 x 39.4 cm

Handsome large-scale map of the coastlines of the North Pacific based on the map by Capt. Cook's cartographer, Lieutenant Henry Roberts. It covers the western coast of Alaska and the east coast of Asia including Kamtschaka and illustrates Cook's explorations in 1778 and 1779. Excellent detail in the Bering Straits, including extensive notes on soundings. Notes concerning other explorations in the region are also included both along the coasts and inland. Engraved by Ig. K. von Lackner. The Schraembl edition of Cook's map is one of the scarcest editions.

References: Kershaw #1149.

Condition: B+

A nice impression with wide margins, a few minute holes in blank area of map image near center, and a few small, insignificant spots.

Estimate: $325 - $400

Sold for: $170

Closed on 2/15/2012