Auction 153, Lot 728

"Carte de la Nouvelle Zeelande", Bonne, Rigobert

Subject: New Zealand

Period: 1787 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Encyclopedique

Color: Hand Color

Size:
9.2 x 13.4 inches
23.4 x 34 cm

This scarce, detailed chart of the islands shows the track of Captain Cook's first voyage. The map is finely engraved with detail and includes four insets showing the Coromandel Peninsula (here called Riviere de la Tamise et de la Baye de Mercure), Cook Strait, Bay of Islands, and Tolaga Bay. The waters are filled with soundings and anchorages. Engraved by Andre.

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Condition: B+

A clean, bright sheet of watermarked paper with faint offsetting and a few light spots.

Estimate: $950 - $1,200

Sold for: $550

Closed on 5/20/2015

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