Auction 154, Lot 651

"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: Black & White

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+

A crisp impression, issued folding, on watermarked paper with a binding trim at lower left replaced with old paper and an associated 1.5" binding tear repaired on verso with archival material. A small rust spot is visible along the left border.

Estimate: $120 - $150

Sold for: $85

Closed on 9/16/2015