VUE DES TERRES DE LA COTE OCCIDENTALE DE L'AMERIQUE, A L'OUEST DE LA RIVIERE DE COOK Pl. 87

Captian James Cook

COGA005.07

6 views from Capt. James Cook's third round-the-world voyage (1776-1780), after he sailed to America's Pacifc Northwest looking for what he hoped would be the North West Passage. The sketches on this sheet all show landfall approach views seen by the navigators and crews of the two ships The Resolution and The Discovery as they sailed along the Alaskan coast in 1778.

Vue de la Terre au N de L'isle Nebuleeue... Vue de la Terre a L'O de la Pointe des Tours..., Vue de la Terre lorsque la Pointe des Tours...., Vue des Isles et du Continent au N du Detroit de Schumagin ....,Vue de la Cote D'Amerique lorsque la Tete Hallibut..., Vue de la Cote D'Amerique, lorsque le Volcan nous...., Vue de la Terre au N. de L"isle de la Colline Ronde....., Vue de L'Isle Gore lorsqur le Cap a Pie.....

Vues des Terres De La Cote Occidentale De L'Amerique
Paris, 1785
Engraving
19" x 9.75" plate size
20.25" x 11" paper size

  • Price: $200.00 { What determines value? }

    Many factors go into pricing a print; rarity, desirability, artist, condition, age, and the history of former sales prices.


    “Weeds & Roses” A good analogy for how the pricing of a print is determined from desirability is my description of "Weeds and Roses". It actually works with a number of publications from Audubons to Atlases. 

    O.K., let's take a complete first edition set of Audubon's Birds of America- 435 Plates, printed by Robert Havell. The Wild Turkey & The Flamingo will be the “Roses”, they are the major plates. These images are usually more desirable making them the most expensive, in upwards of $200,000.

    The Song Birds or "Tweety" birds are the minor plates, or "Weeds". These images are usually less desirable making them less expensive, as low as $2,000.

    However, not everyone prefers roses over weeds. Just because one is more expensive does not mean it is more beautiful to you. Art is a personal preference and you should always go with what stands out to you :)