Auction 169, Lot 760

"Carte d'une Partie de la Cote de la Nle. Galles Meridle. Depuis le Cap Tribulation Jusqu'au Detroit de l'Endeavour. Par le Lieut. J. Cook, 1770", Cook/Benard

Subject: Northern Australia

Period: 1774 (published)

Publication: Relation des Voyages ... dans l'Hemisphere Meridional

Color: Black & White

13.1 x 11.6 inches
33.3 x 29.5 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 finely engraved chart traces Cook's passage through the Great Barrier Reef. It extends from the northern extremity of Cape York peninsula and Endeavour Strait south to the Endeavour River and Cape Tribulation, south of present day Cooktown. Engraved by Benard.

References: Tooley (Australia) #344.

Condition: B+

Issued folding on a watermarked sheet with light toning along one fold, a few spots of foxing, and minor offsetting.

Estimate: $275 - $350


Closed on 9/12/2018