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Auction 168, Lot 216


"Chart of Cooks River in the N.W. Part of America", Cook, James (Capt.)

Subject: Southern Alaska

Period: 1784 (circa)

Publication: A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean...

Color: Hand Color

12.4 x 9.9 inches
31.5 x 25.1 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 copper engraving shows Captain Cook's discoveries in Prince William Sound and Cook Inlet during his third and final voyage (1776-1779). Cook landed at Prince William Sound, which he named for the king's third son, on May 12, 1778. It includes track and dated points of the H.M.S. Resolution and the first appearance of Turn-again Arm east of today's Anchorage. Lettering engraved by W. Harrison.

References: Shirley (BL Atlases) G.COOK-2a #12.

Condition: B+

Issued folding, now flattened with light offsetting and toning.

Estimate: $120 - $150


Closed on 6/6/2018