Alaska coast 1798 Capt. Cook 3rd voyage chart old map Dutch van BaarselBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Alaska- Capt. Cook exploration map- Bering Strait)
Kaart van de Noord-West Kust van Amerika en de Noord-Oost Kust van Asia opgenoomen in de Jaaren 1778 en 1779.
Issued c.1798, Leiden. Engraved by van Baarsel.
Fine late 18th century antique copper engraved map. Issued for Cook's third voyage, this coastline of Alaska and the Bering Strait being extensively examined for a Northwest Passage. Tracks of the ship with sounding depths given extensive detail, some basic interior terrain features shown.
Light uniform paper age toning, original fold lines, remaining clean - a pleasing and well preserved visual example.
Much scarcer than the English language versions of the era.
Sheet measures c. 16 5/8" H x 26 1/4"W.
Printed area measures c. 15" H x 25" W.
Beddie, Bibliography of Capt. James Cook, this 18th century Dutch edition not noted in bibliography, chart p. 232 (English version).
Howgego, Encyclopedia of Exploration, C175-6.
Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers, v. 1, p. 64.