"[Lot of 3] Carte de la Cote N.O. de l'Amerique et de la Cote N.E. de l Asie... [and] Plan de l'Entree de Nootka [and] Une Femme de l'Entree de Nootka",
Subject: North Pacific Ocean
Period: 1785-87 (circa)
Color: Black & White
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 lot features two charts and a print from Captain Cook's explorations in the North Pacific during his third and final voyage. The first chart depicts the explorations of Cook's expedition in Alaska, the Bering Strait, and Kamchatka. The track of his ship in 1778 and 1779 is traced, and soundings are shown. It also includes an inset of Nootka Sound. The second map is that same inset blown up to a bigger size. The print is a portrait of a native woman of the region wearing a hat decorated with pictures of fish.
A. Carte de la Cote N.O. de l'Amerique et de la Cote N.E. de l Asie..., by Rigobert Bonne, circa 1787 (13.6 x 9.3").
B. Plan de l'Entree de Nootka, by Cook/Benard, from Troisieme Voyage De Cook, ou Voyage a l'Ocean Pacifique..., circa 1785 (8.4 x 10.6").
C. Une Femme de l'Entree de Nootka, by Cook/Benard, from Troisieme Voyage De Cook, ou Voyage a l'Ocean Pacifique..., circa 1785 (6.8 x 8.9").
All of the sheets are in near fine condition. A binding trim at top left on the plan of Nootka Sound has been replaced with old paper, and there is a small stain in the bottom blank margin of the print.