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COOK, J. - Chart of the N.W. Coast of America and N.E. Coast of Asia explored in the Years 1778 & 1779. . .
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Chart of the N.W. Coast of America and N.E. Coast of Asia explored in the Years 1778 & 1779. . . - COOK, J.
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Title : Chart of the N.W. Coast of America and N.E. Coast of Asia explored in the Years 1778 & 1779. . ..
Map maker : COOK, J..
Date : London, ca 1784.
Size : 15.4 x 26.2 inches. / 39.0 x 66.5 cm.
Colouring : Uncolored
Description :A scarce edition of Captain James Cook's discoveries in the Pacific Northwest, Alaska, and the Behring Strait. The map shows the northeast parts of Asia and the northwest part of North America.
It extends to include the Aleutian Islands and Cape Perpetua on the yet unnamed Oregon coast. Shaded areas are showing regions actually surveyed by Cook, whereas unshaded areas, particularly in Asia, are extracted from Russian manuscript maps.
The sailing route of Cook and the HMS Resolution in 1778 and 1779 is shown with soundings throughout. This map was engraved by T. Harmer for the official account of Captain Cook's voyages.
Kershaw 1140. Wagner 696.
Condition : A nice example with good print on heavy hand-laid paper. Large watermarks inside visible when held against the light. Repaired marginal splits to top and bottom fold. Some light spotting.
Very small margins to the sides - just cut outside of borderline.
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