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Auction 162, Lot 733


"[Lot of 29 - Maps and Charts from Captain Cook's Voyages]",

Subject: Pacific Ocean, South America, Mexico

Period: 1748-94 (circa)


Color: Black & White

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This fascinating lot includes 29 sheets featuring maps from various 18th century explorations, a majority of which come from Captain James Cook. Maps tracking the voyages of Anson, La Perouse, and Meares appear as well. The regions covered include various Pacific Islands, South America, Mexico, and the North Pacific. The collection draws from several publications including A Voyage Round the World... (published 1748), A New Authentic Collection of Voyages Round the World (circa 1778), Atlas du Voyage de la Perouse... (published 1786-97), Relation des Voyages Entrepris par Ordre de Sa Majeste Britannique... (circa 1780), and Voyages de la Chine (published 1794). The measurements of the charts range from 7.3 x 7.3" to 19.3 x 26.7". All but two of the maps are in black and white, with the exception of the two hand colored maps noted below.

1. Carte des Isles Decouvertes aux Environs d'Otahiti, dans Plusieurs Voyage faits Autour du Monde.
2. Nelle. Irlande.
3. Plan de la Baye du Bon Succes dans le Detroit de la Maire [on sheet with] Carte de la partie S.E. de la Terre de Feu Comprenant le Detroit de la Maire et une Partie de la Terre des Etats.
4. Cote Depuis la Baye d'York a la Baye et au Havre des Trois Isles.
5. Carte des Isles des Amis.
6. Banc de Sable Dangereux [on sheet with] Isles de Joseph Freewill [and] L'Extremite Meridionale de Mindanao.
7. Isle de Sir Charles Saunder... [on sheet with] Isle Osnaburg... [and] Isle Boscawen... [and] Isle de l'Amiral Keppel... [and] Isle de Wallis....
8. Isle des Cocos / Isle des Traitres.
9. Isle de Wallis.
10. Plan de Havre de Samganoodha, dans l'Isle de Oonalaska.
11. Vue de la Baye de Bonthain....
12. Plan des Havres qu'on Trouve au Cote N. d'Eimeo.
13. Isles de La Reine Charlotte.
14. Vue du Cote N.O. de Masafuero.
15. Vues de Cote d'Asie.
16. Cote Septentrional de la Plus Grande des Isles de la Reine Charlotte... [on sheet with] Baye Swallow [and] Havre Byron.
17. Trous Vues des Isles de l'Amiraute.
18. Carte des Parties des Iles Sandwich... [on sheet with] Carte des Iles Sandwich....
19. A Plan of Juan Fernandes Island in the South Sea....
20. A Survey of the North East Side of Juan Fernandes Island in the South Sea.
21. A Plan of the Harbour of Acapulco... [on sheet with] A Plan of the Bay of Manila.
22. A Plan of the Harbour of Chequetan or Seguataneo....
23. The Bay and Rocks of Petaplan.
24. Plan of a Bay and Harbour on the Coast of Chili....
25. A Plan of the East End of the Island of Quibo.
26. The Form of Cruising Off Acapulca on the Coast of Mexico in the South Seas....
27. Wanooaette Isld. / Wateeo I. [on sheet with] Mangeea Island [and] Toobouai Island.
28. Carte de la Cote N.O. d'Amerique et de la Cote N.E. d'Asia... (hand color).
29. Carte de l'Isle de Taiti... (hand color).


Condition: B+

The maps are in the A to B range, with the majority in B+ condition. Many of the sheets have minor to light offsetting, scattered foxing, and/or toning. The Meares map has several edge tears and fold separations, most of which have been closed on verso with archival tape.

Estimate: $500 - $650

Sold for: $450

Closed on 4/26/2017