Auction 177, Lot 722

"Carte de la Nouvelle Zeelande", Bonne, Rigobert

Subject: New Zealand

Period: 1787 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Encyclopedique

Color: Hand Color

Size:
9 x 13.4 inches
22.9 x 34 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 uncommon, detailed chart of the islands shows the track of Captain Cook's first voyage. The map is finely engraved with detail and includes four insets showing the Coromandel Peninsula (here called Riviere de la Tamise et de la Baye de Mercure), Cook Strait, Bay of Islands, and Tolaga Bay. The waters are filled with soundings and anchorages. Engraved by Andre.

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Condition: A

A crisp impression on a bright sheet with some minor printer's ink residue and a hint of offsetting near the centerfold.

Estimate: $600 - $750

Sold for: $450

Closed on 4/29/2020

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