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Auction 178, Lot 542


"Carte de l'Entree de Norton, et du Detroit de Bhering ou l'on voit le Cap le Plus Oriental de l'Asie, et la Pointe la Plus Occidentale de l'Amerique", Cook/Benard

Subject: Bering Strait

Period: 1785 (circa)

Publication: Troisieme Voyage de Cook, ou Voyage a l'Ocean Pacifique…

Color: Black & White

15.3 x 10.5 inches
38.9 x 26.7 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.

French edition of this map from the expedition of Capt. James Cook. It covers the Bering Strait from south of Norton Sound to north of Cap du Prince de Galles and the corresponding coastline of Russia. Features include hachures representing coastal mountains, islands, place names, and soundings. St. Lawrence Island and Isles de Clerke are partially shown. It delineates the tracks of both the 1778 Cook expedition and the 1779 Clerke exploration undertaken after Cook's death in Hawaii in February 1779.

References: Shirley (BL Atlases) G.COOK-4a #15.

Condition: B+

Issued folding on watermarked paper with faint offsetting and a couple spots of foxing.

Estimate: $100 - $130

Sold for: $130

Closed on 6/10/2020