Auction 97, Lot 493

"Riviere Tamise et Baye Mercure a la N.le Zelande - Baye des Isles - Baye de Tolaga", Cook, James (Capt.)

Subject: New Zealand

Period: 1774 (published)

Publication: Cartes et Figures Des Voyages, Vol. 3

Color: Hand Color

Size:
17 x 11 inches
43.2 x 27.9 cm

Three charts on one sheet from Hawkesworth's edition of Cook's voyages, published just 4 years after the discoveries. The main chart depicts Cook’s discoveries of Mercury Bay and the Hauraki Bay at Auckland, New Zealand with soundings, anchorages, and other navigational data. The two smaller charts show ‘Pte. Pocock’, just north of Whangarei, and ‘Baye de Tolaga’, north of Gisborne. Attractively colored. Accompanied by a photocopy of the title page.

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Condition: A

Professional tissue repair of binder's tear just entering map at left.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $100

Closed on 12/5/2001

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