Auction 156, Lot 778

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"[Lot of 5] Carte des Decouvertes du Capite. Carteret dans la Nlle. Bretagne... [and] Isles de la Reine Charlotte [and] Cote Septentrional de la Plus Grande des Isles de la Reine Charlotte... [and] Isle de Sir Charles Saunder... [and] Isles de Wallis",

Subject: Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Society Islands, Tonga Islands, Wallis & Futuna

Period: 1780-87 (circa)

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Color: Black & White

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This lot covers several South Pacific islands from the Bismarck Archipelago in Papua New Guinea to the Society Islands. The charts focus on the areas explored by Philip Carteret in the HMS Swallow beginning in 1766. On the first map, the routes of Captains Cook and Dampierre are also traced.

A. Carte des Decouvertes du Capite. Carteret dans la Nlle. Bretagne, avec une Partie du Passage du Capite. Cook..., by Rigobert Bonne, from Voyage du Capne. Carteret, circa 1787 (13.8 x 9.3"). Condition: A nice impression with light offsetting. (B+)
B. Isles de la Reine Charlotte, by Cook/Benard, from Relation des Voyages Entrepris par Ordre de Sa Majeste Britannique..., circa 1780 (15.3 x 9.4"). Condition: A fine impression issued folding on watermarked paper with faint offsetting and marginal foxing. (A)
C. Cote Septentrional de la Plus Grande des Isles de la Reine Charlotte..., by Cook/Benard, from Relation des Voyages Entrepris par Ordre de Sa Majeste Britannique..., circa 1780 (11.1 x 6.6"). Condition: A nice impression on watermarked paper with light offsetting and minor scattered foxing that is mostly confined to the blank margins. (B+)
D. Isle de Sir Charles Saunder... [on sheet with] Isle Osnabrug... [and] Isle Boscawen... [and] Isle de l'Amiral Keppel... [and] Isle de Wallis..., by Cook/Benard, from Relation des Voyages Entrepris par Ordre de Sa Majeste Britannique..., circa 1780 (9.5 x 7.3"). Condition: On watermarked paper with minor offsetting and faint scattered foxing. (B+)
E. Isles de Wallis, by Captain James Cook, from Relation des Voyages Entrepris par Ordre de Sa Majeste Britannique..., circa 1780 (7.5 x 8.0"). Condition: On watermarked paper with a few tiny, unobtrusive spots. (A)

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Estimate: $150 - $180

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Closed on 2/17/2016

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