Auction 156, Lot 771

"[Lot of 3] Carte de la Cote N.O. de l'Amerique et de la Cote N.E. de l Asie... [and] Carte de l'Entree de Norton et du Detroit de Bhering... [and] Carte de la Riviere de Cook, dans la Partie N.O. de l'Amerique", Bonne, Rigobert

Subject: North Pacific Ocean

Period: 1785 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Encyclopedique

Color: Hand Color

Size:
13.6 x 9.3 inches
34.5 x 23.6 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.

A. Carte de la Cote N.O. de l'Amerique et de la Cote N.E. de l Asie... Fascinating map showing the explorations of Capt. Cook's expedition in Alaska, the Bering Strait and Kamchatka. The track of his ship in 1778 and 1779 are shown, as well as soundings. Condition: A strong impression with very light soiling and two small wormholes adjacent to the centerfold. (B+)

B. Carte de l'Entree de Norton et du Detroit de Bhering... Based on the expeditions of Captain Cook, this great map covers the Bering Strait from south of Norton Sound to north of Cap du Prince de Galles and the corresponding coastline of Russia. It shows the Chukotskiy and Seward peninsulas and parts of St. Lawrence Island (here Isles de Clerke). Features include islands, place names, soundings, and hachures representing coastal mountains. The tracks of both the 1778 and 1779 explorations are delineated; Cook having done the former and Clerke the latter after Cook's death in Hawaii in February 1779. Decorated with a large compass rose. Reference: Falk #1788-2. Condition: Nice impression on watermarked paper with two small wormholes adjacent to the centerfold and a light damp stain that enters the image at top. (B)

C. Carte de la Riviere de Cook, dans la Partie N.O. de l'Amerique. This handsome map shows Capt. Cook's discoveries in Prince William Sound and Cook Inlet and includes the track and anchor points of the Resolution. The map is inset with Plan du Havre de Samganoodha, dans l'Isle de Oonalaska. A large compass rose dominates the center. Condition: Nice impression on watermarked paper with two small wormholes adjacent to the centerfold and a light damp stain that enters the image at top. (B)

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Estimate: $200 - $240

Sold for: $100

Closed on 2/17/2016

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