Auction 154, Lot 735


"Carte des Decouvertes Faites dans la Mer Pacifique...", Cook/Benard

Subject: South Pacific Ocean

Period: 1778 (circa)

Publication: La Harpe's Abrege de l'Histoire Generale des Voyages

Color: Hand Color

18.3 x 14.2 inches
46.5 x 36.1 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.

Delicately engraved exploration chart details the second voyage (1774) of Captain Cook in the Pacific. The track of the HMS Resolution near New Caledonia and New Hebrides, situated well off the east coast of Australia, is shown with a daily timeline. Hazards noted along the ship's track include shoals and rocks.


Condition: B+

Issued folding on watermarked paper with minor offsetting, slight toning along one of the folds, and a few faint spots, the majority of which lie outside the neatline.

Estimate: $110 - $140

Sold for: $34

Closed on 9/16/2015