U.S., Alaska, Russia, Bering Strait; James Cook / Anderson / Hogg - Chart of Norton Sound and Bhering´s Strait - 1781-1800

Description
U.S., Alaska, Russia, Bering Strait; James Cook / Anderson / Hogg - Chart of Norton Sound and Bhering´s Strait - 1781-1800
Detailed map of James Cook´s third Voyage of discovery charting Alaska

Detailed charting of Cook's exploration in the year 1779 of the NW Coast of America and the NE Coast of Asia. Includes daily tracks and a number of place names, showing Cook's Voyage on a daily basis.

In a single visit, Cook charted the majority of the North American northwest coastline on world maps for the first time, determined the extent of Alaska. The Bering Strait proved to be impassable, although he made several attempts to sail through it.

This version is from George William Anderson’s ´A New Authentic and Complete Account of Voyages Round the World….´ , London, Alexander Hogg, 1784

Reasonably good condition, trimmed to the margins and then attached to old carrying paper

Image 21x32cm, Page 23x37cm

Lot details
Object
Map
Country (current geographical location)
U.S.
Geographical specification
Alaska, Russia, Bering Strait
Map maker/ publisher
James Cook / Anderson / Hogg
Map/ Book title
Chart of Norton Sound and Bhering´s Strait
Period
1781-1800
Condition
Reasonable
Technique
Copper engraving
Additional Information
Detailed map of James Cook´s third Voyage of discovery charting Alaska
Size of the largest image
21×32 cm
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