Auction 160, Lot 704

"Sketch of the Typa and Macao", Cook/Hogg

Subject: Macao, China

Period: 1784 (circa)

Publication: A New, Authentic and Complete Collection of Voyages Round the World…

Color: Black & White

Size:
8.5 x 13.3 inches
21.6 x 33.8 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 detailed and very attractively rendered chart includes the city in plan form and islands to the south and west. Details include rocks, shoals, soundings, routes, and more. There are navigation notes at bottom left, as well as a note indicating that Macao's harbor was drawn by eye. Embellished with a lovely sea-goddess with at the bottom and military flags and armament at the top.

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Condition: A

A nice impression with minor chips and binding holes in the far blank margins.

Estimate: $110 - $140

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Closed on 11/16/2016

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