"[Lot of 2] Banc de Sable Dangereux... [on sheet with] Isles de Joseph Freewill [and] L'Extremite Meridionale de Mindanao [and] Trois Vues des Isles de l'Amiraute... ", Cook/Benard
Subject: Freewill Islands, Southern Philippines & Admiralty Islands
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 features a sandbank, the Freewill Islands in Indonesia, and the southern tip of Mindanao in the Philippines. The second sheet shows numerous coastal views of the Admiralty Islands.
A. Banc de Sable Dangereux... [on sheet with] Isles de Joseph Freewill [and] L'Extremite Meridionale de Mindanao, (7.3 x 7.3").
B. Trois Vues des Isles de l'Amiraute..., (16.3 x 7.1").
Both are nice impressions on watermarked sheets with faint offsetting. The second was issued folding and has toning, a couple short worm tracks, and tiny tears along the sheet's edges, well away from image.