Auction 176, Lot 687

"Chart of Norton Sound and of Bherings Strait Made by the East Cape of Asia and the West Point of America", Cook/Hogg

Subject: North Pacific Ocean

Period: 1784 (circa)

Publication: New... Voyages Round the World...

Color: Hand Color

Size:
12.8 x 8.3 inches
32.5 x 21.1 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 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.

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Condition: A

A crisp impression with marginal toning.

Estimate: $110 - $140

Sold for: $80

Closed on 2/12/2020

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