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  ASIA 
 The Holy Land 

FADEN, William. [Miniature map of the Holy Land]
Palæstina quce et Chanaan et Terra Promissionis vel Terra Sancta London: Faden, 1798. Original colour. Sheet size 155 x 180 mm. Some colour splashes.
Map of the Holy Land (the Promised land) engraved by Hatchett for Faden's 'Atlas Minimus Universalis'. William Faden was geographer to George III.
[Ref: 16401]    £75.00 ($100 • €88 rates)


 Turkey 

FADEN, William. [Miniature map of Turkey]
Turkish Dominions in Asia or Asiatic Turkey. London: Faden, 1798. Original colour. Sheet size 155 x 180 mm.
Map of Asiatic Turkey engraved by William Palmer for Faden's 'Atlas Minimus Universalis'. William Faden was geographer to George III.
[Ref: 16359]    £85.00 ($113 • €99 rates)


  AUSTRALASIA 
 Australia 

COOK, Captain James. [Tasmania]
Plan of Adventure Bay on Van Diemens Land. Dublin: The United Company of Booksellers, c.1784, 270 x 220mm
A chart of Adventure Bay, Tasmania, divided into two with a detailed coastal profile in the upper register. Cook circumnavigated Tasmania and much of the Australian Coast in April 1770, at this time he was also the first European to observe the native Aboriginals. The maps from a rare Irish pirate edition of the account of his first voyage. The United Company of Booksellers was a loose conglomeration of publishers. The National Library of Canada states the 1784 Dublin edition was published by H.Chamberlaine and 26 others!
[Ref: 7855]    £100.00 ($133 • €117 rates)


 New Zealand 

FORSTER, Johann Georg. [Illustration of a New Zealand tea plant from Cook's Second Voyage]
[Tea Plant.] London: Strahan and Cadell, 1773. 235 x 180mm.
An illustration of the tea plant, Leptospermum scoparium (Myrtaceae) of New Zealand, after Johann Georg Forster, published in the official account of Cook's second voyage, 'A voyage towards the South Pole, and round the World'. Forster (1754-94) was naturalist on the voyage but, because relations between Forster and Cook were so bad, Forster played no part in the compilation of the official account and his illustrations were used without credit.
[Ref: 17258]    £50.00 ($66 • €58 rates)


FORSTER, Johann Georg. [Illustration of the New Zealand Spruce Fir from Cook's Second Voyage]
The Spruce Fir of New-Zealand. London: Strahan and Cadell, 1777. 235 x 180mm.
An illustration of the Spruce Fir, Dacrydium cupressinum (Podocarpaceae), of New Zealand, after Johann Georg Forster, published in the official account of Cook's second voyage, 'A voyage towards the South Pole, and round the World'. Forster (1754-94) was naturalist on the voyage but, because relations between Forster and Cook were so bad, Forster played no part in the compilation of the official account and his illustrations were used without credit.
[Ref: 17257]    £50.00 ($66 • €58 rates)


BARRAUD, Charles Decimus. [An early colour-printed view of Rangitikei]
Rangitikei. London: Sampson Low Marston et al, 1877. Chromolithograph, image 245 x 350, laid on thick paper printed with title and inscriptions as issued, sheet 435 x 565mm.
A view of Rangitikei, North Island, snow-covered mountains in the distance. The plate was drawn by Barraud, lithographed by R. Smythson and printed by C.F. Kell. Barraud (1822-97) arrived in New Zealand in 1849 and started work as a pharmacist in Lambton Quay. He also started painting his surroundings, chiefly in watercolour, and travelled widely around both North and South Islands. Eventually a collection of his watercolours were sent to London and published as 'New Zealand: Graphic and Descriptive', with a text written by William T.L. Travers (1819-1903), a naturalist and politician who founded the New Zealand Institute and was one of the earliest explorers of Nelson province. The work contained 24 brightly-coloured chromolithographic plates, 6 tinted lithographs (printed in black and sepia) and 31 wood-engravings. Barraud was a founder member of the New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts in 1882.
[Ref: 16668]    £100.00 ($133 • €117 rates)


 Oceania 

CIPRIANI, Giovanni Battista. [The famous depiction of Polynesian dancers from Cook's Voyages]
No. 7. [A view of the inside of a house in the island of Ulietea, with the representation of a dance to the music of the country.] London: Strahan and Cadell, 1773. 250 x 350mm.
A scene of Polynesian dancers and musicians, engraved by Francesco Bartolozzi after Cipriani 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: 16694]    £80.00 ($106 • €94 rates)


HAWKESWORTH, John. [Matavia Bay, Tahiti]
No. 2. [A view of Matavia Bay in Otaheite; called by Captain Wallis, Port Royal Harbour in King George the Third's Island. The view is taken from One Tree Hill and the tree is a new species of the Erythrina.] London: Strahan and Cadell, 1773. 275 x 235mm.
An untitled illustration from 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: 13781]    £100.00 ($133 • €117 rates)


HAWKESWORTH, John. [View of Matavia Bay, Tahiti, from Cook's Voyages]
No. 2. [A view of Matavia Bay in Otaheite; called by Captain Wallis, Port Royal Harbour in King George the Third's Island. The view is taken from One Tree Hill and the tree is a new species of the Erythrina.] London: Strahan and Cadell, 1773. 275 x 235mm.
An untitled illustration from 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: 16681]    £100.00 ($133 • €117 rates)


HAWKESWORTH, John. [Native implements of Tahiti, from Hawkesworth]
No. 10. [The first figure, reckoning from the left hand, is an adze of the larger size; the second and third are different representations of the upper part of it, to shew the manner of tying the stone to the handle; the smaller figures are tattowing instruments, to pierce the skin, of different sizes with and without their handles; the last is the instrument with which they are struck for that purpose.] London: Strahan and Cadell, 1773. 230 x 190mm.
Engraved illustration of Tahitian tools, including adzes and tattooing instruments. It was published in '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 circumnavigation. The plate only has a plate number, so the title, as above, comes from the index.
[Ref: 16683]    £60.00 ($80 • €70 rates)


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