"Carte des Decouvertes Faites dans la Mer Pacifique sur le Vaisseau de Roi, la Resolution, Commande par le Capitaine Cook, en 1774", Cook/Benard
Subject: New Caledonia & New Hebrides
Period: 1778 (circa)
Publication: Histoire Generale des Voyages
Color: Hand Color
18.3 x 14.1 inches
46.5 x 35.8 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.
A delicately engraved exploration chart that details the second voyage (1774) of Captain Cook in the Pacific. The track of the HMS Resolution near New Caledonia and New Hebrides, situated well off the east coast of Australia, is shown with a daily timeline. Hazards noted along the ship's track include shoals and rocks. Engraved by Benard.
A crisp impression, issued folding on a bright sheet with a small medallion watermark and soiling along the edges of the sheet. There are grayish shadows in the image that are caused by our scanner and do not appear on the map itself.