Auction 157, Lot 725

"Carte de la Nouvelle Zeelande", Bonne, Rigobert

Subject: New Zealand

Period: 1787 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Encyclopedique

Color: Black & White

Size:
9.2 x 13.5 inches
23.4 x 34.3 cm

This scarce, detailed chart of the islands shows the track of Captain Cook's first voyage. The map is finely engraved with detail and includes four insets showing the Coromandel Peninsula (here called Riviere de la Tamise et de la Baye de Mercure), Cook Strait, Bay of Islands, and Tolaga Bay. The waters are filled with soundings and anchorages. This is the uncommon edition engraved by Scattaglia.

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Condition: A+

A strong, dark impression on a clean, bright sheet.

Estimate: $800 - $950

Sold for: $600

Closed on 5/4/2016

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