Engraving. 280 x 390mm, 11 x 15¼". Trimmed.
Chart of the Bering Strait and Norton Sound, Alaska, showing the two attempts of Captain Cook's ship to penetrate the Straits on his third & final voyage, 1778-79. After his discovery of Hawaii Cook sailed north along the west coast of America, looking for the North West Passage. Having passing through the Bering Strait only to be blocked by the Arctic ice, he returned to Hawaii and was murdered in 1779. Afterwards the expedition, under the command of Captain Clerke, made a final attempt on the Bering Strait. Engraved by Bénard for a French edition of the Official Account of Cook's Voyages.
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