Auction 154, Lot 738

"Charte der Insel Otaheite nach der Messung des Capit. Cook im Jahre 1769...", Cook, James (Capt.)

Subject: Tahiti

Period: 1816 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
14.5 x 10.8 inches
36.8 x 27.4 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.

Based on the 1769 survey of Capt. Cook and improved by Capt. William Wilson, this German map has numerous place names and dramatic topography. A Wunderbarer See is located near the center of the large island.

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Condition: A

Watermarked paper with attractive color and a hint of toning along centerfold. There is a short, archivally repaired tear in the right blank margin and some light printer's ink residue.

Estimate: $140 - $170

Sold for: $100

Closed on 9/16/2015

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