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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 ($398 • €343 rates)


CASSINI, Giovanni Maria. [Cook's mapping of Tahiti]
L'Isola O-Tahiti scoperta dal Cap. Cook, Con le Marchesi di Mendoza. Rome, 1798. Original colour. 375 x 550mm. Three publisher's blind stamps, one in printed border.
Published in the scarce atlas, the 'Nuovo atlante geografico universale', this map is one of the most decorative of the island. Cook's mission on his First Voyage to the South Seas was to observe the passage of Venus across the Sun in 1769, at the request of the Royal Society. During the three months he stayed on the island he sailed round it in a small boat, a trip which resulted in this map. To the north can be seen 'Point Venus'. An inset show the Marquesas Islands.
[Ref: 12534]    £500.00 ($664 • €572 rates)


DUMONT D'URVILLE, Jules Sébastian César. Carte Des Archipels Taïti, Pomotou, Nouka-Hiva, &a. Paris, Vincendon-Dumoulin, 1843, coloured, 610 x 900mm
A large map of parts of Polynesia explored by Dumont D'Urville aboard "L'Astrolabe" in 1826, during his expedition to find out the fate of La Pérouse.
[Ref: 8127]    £650.00 ($863 • €743 rates)


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