Auction 161, Lot 734

"Carte de la Cote N.O. de l'Amerique et de la Cote N.E. de l Asie Reconnues en 1778 et 1779...", Bonne, Rigobert

Subject: North Pacific Ocean

Period: 1787 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Encyclopedique

Color: Hand Color

13.6 x 9.3 inches
34.5 x 23.6 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.

Fascinating map showing the explorations of Capt. Cook's expedition in Alaska, the Bering Strait and Kamchatka. The track of his ship in 1778 and 1779 are shown, as well as soundings.

References: Falk #1788-1.

Condition: A

A clean and bright example on watermarked paper with a professionally repaired minor tear south of Alaska.

Estimate: $110 - $140


Closed on 2/8/2017