Auction 175, Lot 636

"Chart of Norton Sound and of Bherings Strait Made by the East Cape of Asia and the West Point of America", Cook, James (Capt.)

Subject: North Pacific Ocean

Period: 1784 (circa)

Publication: A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean...

Color: Hand Color

16.1 x 11.6 inches
40.9 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 chart covers the area on either side of the Bering Strait including Norton Sound with the Resolution's route detailed with day-to-day notations during Cook's voyage in 1779. Details include sections of the coastline and islands with many place names, soundings and anchorages. This is the large edition of this map, which is less common than the small edition.

References: Shirley (BL Atlases) G.COOK-2a #14.

Condition: A

A crisp impression, issued folding with a couple of unobtrusive spots and a few tiny fold separations along the edges of the sheet that have been archivally repaired.

Estimate: $150 - $180

Sold for: $110

Closed on 11/13/2019