Auction 155, Lot 23

"Carte Generale Offrant les Decouvertes Faites par le Capitaine Jacques Cook dans ce Voyage ey dans les Deux Voyages Precedens; Ainsi que la Route des Vaisseaux qu'il Commandoit", Cook/Benard

Subject: World

Period: 1784 (circa)

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

Color: Black & White

35.1 x 21.3 inches
89.2 x 54.1 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.

This is the French edition of this large map on Mercator's projection which was compiled by Lieut. Henry Roberts from Cook's surveys after the third expedition. The map is centered on Australasia with the routes of the Endeavour (1768-71) and Resolution (1772-75 and 1776-80) illustrated with occasional notes along the tracks. Roberts began his compilation under Cook's supervision and completed it after Cook's death. Inland detail is confined to river systems and a few place names. This map was used in the official account of the third voyage. Engraved by Benard.

References: Tooley, p. 47 #345; cf. Perry & Prescott #1784-4; cf. Falk #1784-4; cf. Wagner #699.

Condition: B

Issued folding on watermarked paper with a 1.5" binding tear at left and several short fold separations that have all been archivally repaired. Light offsetting, soiling, and trimmed to the neatline at left due to binding.

Estimate: $1,000 - $1,300


Closed on 11/18/2015