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Auction 182, Lot 741

"Chart of the NW Coast of America and NE Coast of Asia Explored in the Years 1778 & 1779...", Cook, James (Capt.)

Subject: North Pacific Ocean

Period: 1784 (published)

Publication: Voyages to the Pacific

Color: Black & White

26.5 x 15.3 inches
67.3 x 38.9 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 map shows the coastline of northwestern North America and northeastern Asia, with particular emphasis on Bristol Bay north to the Bering Strait. The detail is focused on Cook's explorations, including his third and final expedition, with his tracks shown with dotted lines. Writing engraved by T. Harmar.

References: Kershaw #1140, Wagner #696.

Condition: B+

A crisp impression on a clean sheet of watermarked paper that is somewhat cockled along the centerfold. The bluish hue in the second image is caused by our scanner and not present on the physical map (the second image is provided to zoom in on the map).

Estimate: $150 - $180

Sold for: $110

Closed on 4/28/2021