1 April 2014
COOK, James (1728-1779) and Henry ROBERTS. Chart of the N.W. coast of America and N.E. coast of Asia explored in the years 1778 & 1779. The unshaded parts of the coast of Asia are taken from a MS chart received from the Russians. London, 1784.
Engraved map of the NW coast of America, contemporary outline coloring by hand, image 425 x 697 mm (528 x 719 mm sheet). (2½ in. tear to margin affecting image and short marginal tear, both repaired on verso.)
For the first time on a printed map the coastline of Alaska and the NW coast are accurately portrayed. This was the official map to illustrate Capt. Cook's final voyage and displays his great contribution to the mapping of the area. Capt. Cook's route in the northern Pacific is shown in detail. From Cook's Third Voyages, London, 1784. Wagner Northwest Coast 900.
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