"Carte des Decouvertes Faites dans la Mer Pacifique sur le Vaisseau de Roi, la Resolution, Commande par le Capitaine Cook, en 1774", Cook/Benard
Subject: South Pacific Ocean, New Caledonia & New Hebrides
Period: 1778 (circa)
Publication: Abrege de l'Histoire Generale des Voyages
Color: Black & White
18.3 x 14.1 inches
46.5 x 35.8 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.
A delicately engraved exploration chart that details the second voyage (1774) of Captain Cook in the Pacific. The track of the HMS Resolution near New Caledonia and New Hebrides, situated well off the east coast of Australia, is shown with a daily timeline. Hazards noted along the ship's track include shoals and rocks. Engraved by Benard.
A crisp impression issued folding on watermarked paper with minor offsetting and a couple of faint spots.