Auction 160, Lot 781

"[Lot of 2] Chart of Discoveries Made in the South Pacific Ocean in His Majesty's Ship Resolution Under the Command of Captain Cook [and] Matavia Bay in Otaheite [on sheet with] Ohamaneno Harbour [and] Owharre Harbour [and] Oopoa Harbour", Cook, James (Capt.)

Subject: Pacific Islands

Period: 1773-77 (circa)

Publication: A Voyage Towards the South Pole

Color: Hand Color

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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.

A. Chart of Discoveries Made in the South Pacific Ocean in His Majesty's Ship Resolution Under the Command of Captain Cook, from "A Voyage Towards the South Pole," dated 1777 (18.5 x 14.3"). This chart shows the track of Cook's ship Resolution during his second voyage from July 16 to September 28th, 1774, sailing around the islands of New Hebrides and New Caledonia. A fleur-de-lis orients north to the right of the map. Engraved by W. Palmer and published by William Strahan and Thomas Cadell. References: Shirley (BL Atlases) G.COOK-1a #9. Condition: Issued folding, now flattened, with light soiling and archival repairs to several short fold separations.

B. Matavia Bay in Otaheite [on sheet with] Ohamaneno Harbour in Ulietea [and] Owharre Harbour in Huaheine [and] Oopoa Harbour in Ulietea, from "An Account of the Voyages…in the Southern Hemisphere...," published 1773 (13.8 x 8.5"). Four well engraved charts on one sheet that show four protected bays on the islands of Otahiti (Tahiti), Ulietea, and d'Huaheine, which were explored by Captain Cook on his first voyage. Each chart includes a compass rose. References: Shirley (BL Atlases) G.HAWK-1a #20. Condition: On paper with a fleur-de-lis watermark, light soiling, and minor toning along the centerfold.

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Condition: B+

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Estimate: $200 - $230

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