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Auction 151, Lot 631


"Plan du Typa, ou de Macao", Cook/Benard

Subject: Macao, China

Period: 1785 (published)

Publication: Troisieme Voyage De Cook, ou Voyage a l'Ocean Pacifique...

Color: Hand Color

8.4 x 10 inches
21.3 x 25.4 cm

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.

This attractive chart shows Macao in plan form along with nearby islands. Soundings, anchorages, shoals, routes, and more appear in the water. There are navigation notes at bottom left, as well as a note indicating that Macao's harbor was drawn by eye. Engraved by Benard.

References: Shirley (BL Atlases) G.COOK-4a #20.

Condition: B+

Issued folding on watermarked paper with light soiling and an edge tear at left that has been archivally repaired.

Estimate: $120 - $150


Closed on 11/19/2014