Auction 177, Lot 725

"Riviere Tamise et Baye Mercure a la Nle. Zelande [on sheet with] Baye des Isles dans la Nle. Zelande [and] Baye de Tolaga dans la Nle. Zelande", Cook/Benard

Subject: North Island, New Zealand

Period: 1774 (circa)

Publication: Cartes et Figures Des Voyages...

Color: Black & White

16.9 x 10.8 inches
42.9 x 27.4 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 sheet presents three early maps from the explorations of Capt. Cook in New Zealand. The main chart depicts Cook’s discoveries of Mercury Bay and the Hauraki Bay at Auckland, New Zealand with soundings, anchorages, and other navigational data. The two smaller charts show ‘Pte. Pocock’, just north of Whangarei, and ‘Baye de Tolaga’, north of Gisborne.

References: Tooley (Australia) p. 47 #340.

Condition: A

A crisp impression on a clean sheet with a hint of offsetting at left. Issued folding and now flat.

Estimate: $220 - $250

Sold for: $160

Closed on 4/29/2020