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Auction 158, Lot 198

"A Chart of the S.E. Part of Terra del Fuego Including Strait Le Maire and Part of Staten-Land by Lieutenant J. Cook 1769 [on sheet with] A Plan of Success Bay in Strait Le Maire", Cook, James (Capt.)

Subject: Argentina & Tierra del Fuego

Period: 1773 (circa)

Publication: An Account of the Voyages Undertaken by the Order of His Present Majesty...

Color: Black & White

14.3 x 12.3 inches
36.3 x 31.2 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.

This sheet contains two charts in the lower half beneath four coastal perspectives. The Terra del Fuego chart (at bottom right) depicts the tract of the Endeavor as Capt. Cook traveled from east to west between January 11th - 27th, 1769. Reference locates and names 14 places on the views above. The plan of Success Bay (at bottom left) shows great detail including soundings, anchorage, and a compass rose and features a surprising amount of inland detail. Both charts have their own border and decorative rococo-style title cartouche. The four view perspectives illustrate Terra del Fuego and Cape Horn from various angles. This early Cook exploration map is from his first voyage. Engraved by Bowen & Gibson for Hawkesworth's An Account of the Voyages Undertaken by the Order of His Present Majesty....


Condition: A

Issued folding on watermarked paper with minor offsetting and a binding trim at lower right that has been replaced with old paper.

Estimate: $180 - $220

Sold for: $130

Closed on 6/22/2016