"[Lot of 3] Trois Vues des Isles de l'Amiraute... [and] Banc de Sable Dangereux... [on sheet with] Isles de Joseph Freewill [and] L'Extremite Meridionale de Mindanao [and] Vue de la Baye de Bonthain...", Cook/Benard
Subject: Admiralty Islands, Southern Philippines, South Sulawesi
Period: 1780 (circa)
Publication: Relation des Voyages Entrepris par Ordre de Sa Majeste Britannique...
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 focuses on areas in the South Pacific explored by Captain Carteret on the H.M.S. Swallow beginning in 1766. The first sheet shows numerous coastal views of the Admiralty Islands. The second features a sandbank, the Freewill Islands in Indonesia, and the southern tip of Mindanao in the Philippines. The final sheet depicts the bay in Bantaeng in South Sulawesi, Indonesia.
A. Trois Vues des Isles de l'Amiraute..., (16.2 x 7.0").
B. Banc de Sable Dangereux... [on sheet with] Isles de Joseph Freewill [and] L'Extremite Meridionale de Mindanao, (7.3 x 7.3").
C. Vue de la Baye de Bonthain..., (11.6 x 6.7").
Issued folding on watermarked paper with faint offsetting and light scattered foxing, much of it confined to the blank margins. The first sheet has light toning.