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  AUSTRALASIA 
 Oceania 

HODGES, William. [A Tahitian war fleet]
The Fleet of Otaheite assembled at Oparee. London: Strahan and Cadell, 1773. 250 x 395mm.
When Captain Cook visited Tahiti on his Second Voyage he witnessed an army of about 4,000 men preparing to battle against the chief of a neighbouring island. One of the Tahitian leaders, Te-ari'i-fa, suggested that Hodges should draw the assembled fleet. On his return to London Hodges composed paintings from his sketches; this scene was his largest. William Woollett then engraved the painting for the Official Account of the expedition, 'A Voyage towards the South Pole'.
[Ref: 17119]    £120.00 ($151 • €134 rates)


MILLER, J. [Illustration of Breadfruit from Cook's First Voyage]
No 11. [A branch of the bread-fruit tree with the fruit.] London: Strahan and Cadell, 1773. 310 x 365mm.
Engraving of a breadfruit branch with the fruit. Published in Hawkesworth's 'An account of the voyages undertaken by the order of His present Majesty for making discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere'. The plate only has a plate number, so the title, as above, comes from the index. While on Tahiti in 1769 Sir Joseph Banks saw the value of breadfruit as a cheap, high-energy food source for slaves in the British colonies in the West Indies. . His promotion of this idea led to William Bligh's ill-fated voyage to transport 1015 breadfruit plants from Tahiti to the West Indies on the Bounty in 1787.
[Ref: 13788]    £160.00 ($201 • €178 rates)


ROBERTS, James. [An illustration from Cook's First Voyage]
No. 8. [A military gorget worn in the South Sea Islands.] London: Strahan and Cadell, 1773. 190 x 220mm.
Engraved view of a feathered military collar, or gorget, drawn and engraved by James Roberts for Hawkesworth's 'An account of the voyages undertaken by the order of His present Majesty for making discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere...', which contained the official account of Captain Cook's First Voyage. The title, as above, is taken from the index of plates.
[Ref: 13780]    £100.00 ($126 • €111 rates)


WOOLETT, William. [Otaheite (Tahiti) view]
No 5. [A View in the Island of Otaheite; with the house or shed called Tupapow, under which the dead are deposited, and a representation of the person who performs the principal part in the funeral ceremony in his peculiar dress; with a man climbing the bread-fruit tree to get out of his way.] London: Strahan and Cadell, 1773. 240 x 360mm.
An untitled view of Tahiti (the title given here taken from the index of plates) engraved by William Woollett for Hawkesworth's 'An account of the voyages undertaken by the order of His present Majesty for making discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere...', which contained the official account of Captain Cook's First Voyage.
[Ref: 16679]    £100.00 ($126 • €111 rates)


WOOLETT, William. [View of Huaheine from Cook's Voyages]
No 6. [A view in the Island of Huaheine; with the Ewharra no Eatua, or House of God ; a small altar with its offering; and a tree called Owharra with which the houses are thatched.] London: Strahan and Cadell, 1773. 390 x 240mm.
A view of Huaheine, in the Society Islands of French Polynesia, engraved by William Woolett for Hawkesworth's 'An account of the voyages undertaken by the order of His present Majesty for making discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere...', which contained the official account of Captain Cook's First Voyage. The plate only has a plate number, so the title, as above, comes from the index of plates.
[Ref: 16692]    £150.00 ($189 • €167 rates)


FORSTER, Johann Georg. [Illustration of Flax Plant from Cook's Voyage]
No XXIII. [-Flax Plant of New Zealand. London: Strahan and Cadell, 1777. 380x 240mm.
An illustration to Cook's 'A Voyage towards the South Pole and round the world,' showing a New Zealand flax plant, Phormium tenax (Liliaceae), one of the country's most distinctive natural plants. It was sketched by Georg Forster, who accompanied his father Johann on Cook's Second Voyage as the expedition's naturalists. Because of conflicts with Cook, Georg Forster decided to publish his own account of the voyage, which appeared six weeks before this official account. In revenge the Forsters were neither credited or paid for the use of their work in the official account.
[Ref: 17130]    £85.00 ($107 • €95 rates)


HODGES, William. [A view of Tahiti from Cook's second voyage]
The island of Otahiete bearing S.E. distant one league. London: Strahan and Cadell, 1777. 250 x 475mm.
A view of Otahiete, published in 'A voyage towards the South Pole, and round the World'. Otaheite (Tahiti) was originally named Port Royal Harbour in King George the Third's Island by Captain Samuel Wallis (1728-1795).
[Ref: 17312]    £100.00 ($126 • €111 rates)


RABATTA, Augusto & BAILOU, Jean Baptist de. [An 18th century playing-card of the New Hebrides & Friendly Islands]
Nuove Ebridi. Isole degl'Amici. Florence: Aniello Lamberti, 1779. Original colour. Sheet size 115 x 70mm.
A rare miniature showing two maps, one of the New Hebrides and one of the Friendly Islands engraved by Lamberti for the 'Minchiate', the Florentine version of the Tarot, which had each card marked with an arcane symbol. The full set was published in Augusto Da Rabatta and Jean Baptiste De Baillou's pocket atlas 'Nuovo Atlante Generale'. Information on the map is minimal, but an extensive key gives the names of the various regions.
[Ref: 13013]    £340.00 ($428 • €378 rates)


RABATTA, Augusto & BAILOU, Jean Baptist de. [An 18th century playing-card of Society Islands]
Isolde della Societa scoperte dal Cap. Cook nell'anno 1769. Florence: Aniello Lamberti, 1779. Original colour. Sheet size 115 x 75mm.
A rare miniature map of Society Islands engraved by Lamberti for the 'Minchiate', the Florentine version of the Tarot, which had each card marked with an arcane symbol. The full set was published in Augusto Da Rabatta and Jean Baptiste De Baillou's pocket atlas 'Nuovo Atlante Generale'. Information on the map is minimal, but an extensive key gives the names of the various regions.
[Ref: 13015]    £380.00 ($478 • €423 rates)


CASSINI, Giovanni Maria. [The Leeward Society Islands]
Le Isole della Società e di Noel Delineate sulle Observazioni del Cap. Cook. Rome, 1798, coloured, 375 x 550mm.
The Leeward Society Islands, with Huahine, Raiatea, Tahaa, Bora Bora, Tupai, Maupiti, Motu One, Manuae and Maupihaa. Published in the scarce atlas, the 'Nuovo Atlante Geografico Universale', this is one of the most decorative maps of the group. Taken from the accounts of Captain Cook, it has an illustrated title cartouche and an inset of Christmas Island.
[Ref: 7537]    £300.00 ($377 • €334 rates)


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