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Auction 185, Lot 17

"Chart of the Track of the Dolphin, Tamar, Swallow & Endeavour, Through the South Seas; & of the Track of M. Bougainville, Round the World", Bowen, Thomas

Subject: World

Period: 1773-74 (published)

Publication: Gentleman's Magazine

Color: Hand Color

24.6 x 10 inches
62.5 x 25.4 cm
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This scarce three-part map covers the world, with a specific focus on Cook's first voyage. The map features detailed tracks of the ships under Cook's command in this historical and important voyage of exploration. Several other explorers' voyages are also illustrated, including those of Captain Wallis, Commodore Anson, Captain Carteret, and Admiral Bougainville. Numerous coastal place names are shown around New Zealand and along the east coast of New Holland. The three sheets (now joined) were issued separately in the Gentleman's Magazine in the December 1773 and January 1774 issues.

References: Jolly #GENT-227.

Condition: B+

There are a couple minor spots and faint offsetting from an opposing page of text at left. The sheet has been professionally remargined with the neatline replaced in facsimile.

Estimate: $475 - $600

Sold for: $300

Closed on 11/17/2021