Auction 98, Lot 146

"Cote Nord-Ouest de l'Amerique Reconnue par le Cap.e Vancouver. VIe. Partie", Vancouver, George (Capt)

Subject: Alaska

Period: 1799 (published)

Publication: Vancouver's Voyages (French Edition)

Color: Black & White

Size:
27.8 x 21.2 inches
70.6 x 53.8 cm

Beautifully engraved large-scale map featuring the coastal topography of Prince William's Sound and part of Turnagain with the track of Vancouver's exploration in 1794 complete with soundings. Inset of Port Chalmers. During the summers of 1792-94, George Vancouver and the crew of the British naval ships Discovery and Chatham mapped the northwest coast of North America from Baja California to Alaska. Vancouver's voyage was the last, and longest, of the great Pacific voyages of the late eighteenth century. Taking the art and technique of distant voyaging to a new level, Vancouver eliminated the possibility of a Northwest Passage and his remarkably precise surveys completed the outline of the Pacific.

References: Falk #1799-6.

Condition: B

Very minor damp stains intruding just into borders.

Estimate: $500 - $550

Sold for: $375

Closed on 3/6/2002

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