Auction 140, Lot 412

"[Lot of 4] Extremite Meridionale de l'Amerique [and] [4 Coastal Views] [and] View of the Indians of Terra Del Fuego... [and] A Man of Christmas Sound, Tierra del Fuego…",

Subject: Tierra del Fuego

Period: 1784-88 (circa)

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Color: Black & White

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The copper engravings from A New, Authentic and Complete Collection of Voyages Round the World…Complete Historical Account of Captain Cook's First, Second, Third and Last Voyages… Edited by George William Anderson and published by Alexander Hogg in London, 1784-86. Cook's discoveries in the Pacific formulate the final chapter in 18th Century exploration. These engravings provide a delightful view of the discoveries, people and customs of the Pacific region.

A) Extremite Meridionale de l'Amerique, by Rigobert Bonne, from Atlas Encyclopedique, published 1787-88 (13.5 x 9.3"). This copper-engraved sheet of Tierra del Fuego is centered on a large compass rose. The map details the treacherous track through the Straits of Magellan. Five insets show bays, small groups of islands, soundings, rocks, and anchorages. Engraved by Andre. Condition: Wide margins with faint offsetting and light toning along centerfold. There are a few minute worm holes in upper blank margin, far from map image.

B) [4 Coastal Views], engraved by Walker, from A New Authentic and Complete Collection of Voyages Round the World, published by Alexander Hogg, 1784 (13.2 x 8"). Condition: One small, insignificant spot in blank area of view near bottom. There are three minute holes in upper blank margin and binding holes in lower blank margin.

C) View of the Indians of Terra Del Fuego, with a Representation of a Hut, and their Domestic Mode of Living, engraved by Morris, from A New Authentic and Complete Collection of Voyages Round the World, published by Alexander Hogg, 1784 (13 x 8"). Condition: A few light spots, primarily confined to blank margins. There are three minute holes in upper blank margin and binding holes in lower blank margin.

D) A Man of Christmas Sound, Tierra del Fuego [on sheet with] A Woman of Christmas Sound, Tierra del Fuego, from A New Authentic and Complete Collection of Voyages Round the World, published by Alexander Hogg, 1784 (13.3 x 8.8"). Condition: There is a tiny bit of paper glued to neatline at bottom. There are three minute holes in upper blank margin and binding holes in lower blank margin.

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Condition: B+

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Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $150

Closed on 5/23/2012

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