Kamchatka Coast views old sea chart Captain Cook 1779
Views on the coast of Asia.
Title: Views on the coast of Asia.
Antique map of the coastal profiles of Cape Serdtse Kamen, Kamchatka Peninsula and Avacha Bay taken by James Cook's lieutenants Clerke and Gore. Following Cook's death in Hawaii in February 1779, they sailed his ships the Resolution and Discovery to Kamtchatka, a peninsula off Russia's eastern Siberian coast, where these views were drawn.
6 engravings with views on the cost of Russian Asia. Cape Serdze Kamen bearing S. 50 E. dis. 4 leas -- View of Cape Serdze Kamen bearing S* dist 6 miles -- View of the coast of Asia when the N.E. part of the east cape bears E.S.E. distant 3 1/2 leas -- View of the coast of Kamtschatka Cheepoonskoi Nofs bearing WSW dist. 8 or 10 leas. -- Cheepoonskoi Nofs bearing S 79* W dis. 7 leas -- View of the coast of Kamtschatka when Paratoonka Mount bears S W by W and the north head of the entrance into Awatska Bay NNW 2 miles distant. Many engravings were produced from paintings and drawings made during Cook's Three Voyages of exploration.
This engraving is from the last Voyage and engraved by John Webber / William Blight, and published by Cadell London.
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Copper plate 43 x 25 cm. 16.57 x 9.75 inches. + good margins. Condition: very good, folds as published.