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  AUSTRALASIA 
 Australia 

FURNEAUX, Tobias. [The earliest British chart of Tasmania]
Sketch of Van Diemen Land, Explored by Capt.n Furneaux, in March 1773. London: Strahan & Cadell, 1777. 240 x 160mm.
The east and south coasts of Tasmania as mapped by Captain Tobias Furneaux, who, as captain of HMS Adventure, accompanied Cook on his Second Voyage around the world. Between February and May 1773 Furneaux was separated from Cook, during which time he visited Tasmania, sketching this chart, the earliest English chart of the island. Many of the names he created still survive and the Furneaux Group of islands in Banks Strait are named after him. After reuniting with Cook the ships were again separated off New Zealand and the Adventure returned to England, with Omai as passanger. Because of his earlier service with Samuel Wallis, Furneaux was the first man to circumnavigate the world in both directions.
[Ref: 17098]    £360.00 ($460 • €404 rates)


HODGES, William. [Portrait of a Maori, from Cook's Second Voyage]
Man of New Zealand. London: Strahan and Cadell, 1777. 260 x 215mm. Narrow margins left and bottom.
A portrait of a Maori with tatoos, sketched during Cook's second visit to New Zealand, 1773. Rangituanui (Tuanui), the principal chief of Ngati Hikatoa, is shown with feathers in his hair, albatross feather earrings, moko and a bone toggle fastening his cloak. He was given two sows and two boars by Cook's crew, from which the wild pigs known as 'Captain Cookers' are descended. This plate was engraved by Jean Baptiste Michel after a red chalk drawing by Hodges (now in the National Library of Australia) and published in 'A Voyage towards the South Pole', the offiical account of Cook's Second Voyage. On this expedition (1772-5) he circumnavigated the world as far south as he could, attempting to locate any 'Terra Australis Incognita'.
[Ref: 17112]    £275.00 ($351 • €308 rates)


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 ($128 • €112 rates)


COOK, Captain James. [Tasmania]
Chart of Van Diemens Land. Dublin: The United Company of Booksellers, c.1784, 230 x 350mm
A chart of part of the coast of Tasmania, with three coastal profiles, marking the route taken by Cook in January 1777, during his Third 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: 7873]    £140.00 ($179 • €157 rates)


CASSINI, Giovanni Maria. [One of the most decorative maps of Australia]
La Nuova Olanda e la Nuova Guinea. Rome, 1798. Original colour. 365 x 490mm.
A rare map of Australia and New Guinea, from the 'Nuovo Atlante Geografico Universale'. The emphasis of the map is the charting of Captain Cook down the east coast: most of the marked features are those named by Cook and his crew between the Torres Strait and Tasmania, which is shown as part of the mainland. The title is within a decorative title cartouche with two aborigines, one of whom strangely carries a bow.
[Ref: 15664]    £3,750.00 ($4,793 • €4,204 rates)


FADEN, William. [Scarce miniature map of Australia]
New Holland with the Adjacent Polynesia. London: Faden, 1798. Original colour. Sheet size 155 x 180 mm.
Map of Australiasia engraved by William Palmer for Faden's 'Atlas Minimus Universalis'. William Faden was geographer to George III. This map is one of the last to show Tasmania connected to the mainland, as Flinders and Bass had circumnavigated it in in the same year and found it to be separate. Australia has two names on the map: 'Terra Australis' and 'New Holland'
[Ref: 16378]    £425.00 ($543 • €476 rates)


LAPIE, Pierre. [Early 19th century map of Australia]
Oceanique Centrale. Paris, c.1810. Original outline colour. 250 x 320mm.
A map of Australia, engraved by J.B.Tardieu for Conrad Malte-Brun's 'Atlas complét du Precis de la Géographie Universelle. . .', based on Freycinet's map of continental Australia published the year before. It lists mainly French nomenclature along the south coast, although there are three acknowledgements of Flinders (and Grant's) presence in the area: 'I'Decres' ('I. Des Kangourous selon Flinders'): C.Bouflers ('C.Northumberland selon Flinders and Grant'); C.Brune (C.Catastrophe selon Flinders). The decorative title vignette features a wombat, bandicoot, Aborigine and a canoe, based on illustrations by Charles Lesueur (1778-1846), the artist on Nicolas Baudin's voyage of 1801. TOOLEY: Mapping of Australia 843, Plate 67.
[Ref: 17633]    £450.00 ($575 • €504 rates)


FREYCINET, Louis Claude Desaules de. [Chart of Dampier Peninsula from a French cartographic expedition to Australia]
Carte d'une partie de la Terre de Witt (à la Nouvelle Holland) (2.me Feuille.) Paris: 1812. 810 x 550mm.
Map of the West Australia coastline from Planaires Banks to Cape Leveque, the northernmost tip of the Dampier Peninsula, showing tracks of the French ships 'Le Geographe' in 1801 & 1803 and 'Causerina', 1803. The three inset maps are another chart of the Australian coastline by Freycinet, a chart and town plan of Coupang in Timor. The chart was published in Freycinet's 'Voyage de decouvertes aux terres australes', the account of the French cartographic expedition under Nicholas Baudin.
[Ref: 13684]    £380.00 ($486 • €426 rates)


CARY, John. [Early 19th century map of Australia and New Zealand]
New Holland and the Adjacent Isles. London, 1813. Original colour. 245 x 310mm.
An interesting map showing Australlia not completely charted; the south coast is drawn with a hypothetical line from Lowflat Island to port Philip. With an inset map of 'The Settlement of Port Jackson'.
[Ref: 17971]    £750.00 ($959 • €841 rates)


LINDNER, Friedr. Ludwig. [Early 19th century map of Australia]
Karte von Neu Holland nach den neusten Entdeckungen entworfen und gezeichnet. Weimar, Verlage des Geograph. Instituts, 1814. Original colour. 340 x 430mm.
A map of Australia, divided between the British, French and Dutch. On the map, published a year before the battle of Waterloo, the Spencer Gulf is called 'Golf Bonaparte'. The map shows a completed coastline, Bass Strait and the discoveries of both Baudin and Flinders.
[Ref: 15439]    £700.00 ($895 • €785 rates)


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