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Auction 182, Lot 442

"[Lot of 2] A Plan of Success Bay in Strait Le Maire [on sheet with] A Chart of the S.E. Part of Terra del Fuego Including Strait Le Maire... [and] A Plan of Success Bay... [on sheet with] A Chart of the S.E. Part of Terra del Fuego...", Cook, James (Capt.)

Subject: Tierra del Fuego

Period: 1773-84 (circa)

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Color: Black & White

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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. A Plan of Success Bay in Strait Le Maire [on sheet with] A Chart of the S.E. Part of Terra del Fuego Including Strait Le Maire and Part of Staten-Land by Lieutenant J. Cook 1769, by Thomas Bowen & John Gibson, circa 1773 (14.2 x 12.1"). This sheet contains two charts in the lower half beneath four coastal perspectives. The Tierra del Fuego chart (at bottom right) depicts the tract of the Endeavor as Capt. Cook traveled from east to west between January 11th - 27th, 1769. A lettered reference locates and names 14 places on the views above. The plan of Success Bay (at bottom left) shows great detail including soundings, anchorage, and a compass rose and features a surprising amount of inland detail. Both charts have their own border and decorative rococo-style title cartouche. The four view perspectives illustrate Tierra del Fuego and Cape Horn from various angles. This early Cook exploration map is from his first voyage. Engraved by Bowen & Gibson for Hawkesworth's An Account of the Voyages Undertaken by the Order of His Present Majesty.... Reference: Shirley (BL Atlases) G.HAWK-1a #17. Condition: Issued folding on paper with a Strasburg bend & lily watermark, minor soiling, and a small separation at the fold intersection.

B. A Plan of Success Bay in Strait Le Maire [on sheet with] A Chart of the S.E. Part of Terra del Fuego, Including Strait Le Maire and Part of Staten Land by Captn. Cook 1769, by Alexander Hogg, circa 1784 (13.4 x 7.2"). This sheet includes the same two maps, newly engraved for George Anderson's A New, Authentic and Complete Collection of Voyages Round the World, without any coastal perspectives. References: Shirley (BL Atlases) G. AND-1a #13. Condition: A crisp impression with a few small stains in the image and light toning and small chips along the edges of the sheet.

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Condition: B+

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Estimate: $160 - $190

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