Auction 97, Lot 489

"View of the South Side of Adventure Bay - Plan of Adventure Bay on van Diemens Land", Hogg, Alexander

Subject: Tasmania

Period: 1784-86 (published)

Publication: New, Authentic, and Complete Collection of Voyages Round the World…

Color: Hand Color

Size:
8.4 x 12.9 inches
21.3 x 32.8 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.

Detailed plan of Adventure Bay in Tasmania, which was discovered by Tobias Furneaux, captain of the H.M.S. Adventure, on Capt. Cook's second voyage. The plan shows the topography and soundings, anchorages, "watering place" and "wooding place". The compass rose orients the chart with north at the bottom. An engraved view is at top. Attractively colored. Accompanied by a photocopy of the title page.

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Condition: A+

Estimate: $80 - $100

Sold for: $60

Closed on 12/5/2001

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