Auction 165, Lot 22

"A New General Chart of the World, Exhibiting the Discoveries Made by Capn. James Cook in His First, Second and Third Voyages...", Cook/Hogg

Subject: World

Period: 1794 (published)

Publication: A New, Complete and Universal Collection of Authentic and Entertaining Voyages...

Color: Hand Color

18.4 x 11.5 inches
46.7 x 29.2 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 uncommon map of the world on Mercator's projection is centered on the Pacific Ocean and is filled with Captain Cook's routes from all three voyages. A key at bottom right corresponds the various tracks to each voyage. Alaska is shown with a fairly correct shape, and a note to the north indicates that further northward progress was made impossible due to ice extending from continent to continent. The South Pacific is filled with islands, New Zealand is fully formed, and Tasmania is still attached to Australia. There are numerous small notations throughout. Engraved by T. Conder.

References: Perry & Prescott #1794.01.

Condition: B

Issued folding, now flattened, on paper with a fleur-de-lis and "IV" watermarks. There is light soiling, extraneous creasing along the folds, and some small abrasions along the right-hand fold.

Estimate: $240 - $300

Sold for: $350

Closed on 11/15/2017