"Carte de l'Entree de Norton, et du Detroit de Bhering ou l'on voit le Cap le plus Oriental de l'Asie, et la Pointe la plus Occidentale de l'Amerique", Cook/Benard
Subject: North Pacific Ocean
Period: 1785 (circa)
Publication: Troisieme Voyage de Cook, ou Voyage a l'Ocean Pacifique…
Color: Hand Color
15.3 x 10.4 inches
38.9 x 26.4 cm
French edition of this map from the expedition of Capt. James Cook. It covers the Bering Strait from south of Norton Sound to north of Cap du Prince de Galles and the corresponding coastline of Russia. Features include hachures representing coastal mountains, islands, place names and soundings. St. Lawrence Island, Isles de Clerke is partially shown. Tracks of both the 1778 and 1779 exploration are delineated; Cook having done the former and Clerke the latter after Cook's death in Hawaii in Feb. 1779.
References: Shirley (BL Atlases) G.COOK-4a #15.
Issued folding on watermarked paper with light offsetting, a few faint stains, and an archivally repaired centerfold separation at top that extends 1" into the map image.