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  AUSTRALASIA 
 Oceania 

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 ($78 • €69 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 ($130 • €116 rates)


HAWKESWORTH, John. [Tahiti and Society Islands from Cook's Voyages]
Matavia Bay in Otaheite. Owharre Harbour in Huaheine. Ohamaneno Harbour in Ulietea. Oopoa Harbour in Ulietea. London: Strahan and Cadell, 1773. 375 x 240mm.
Four harbours of the Society Islands, engraved by J. Cheevers 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 Cook's First Circumnavigation.
[Ref: 16686]    £65.00 ($85 • €75 rates)


HAWKESWORTH, John. [The Admiralty Islands from Cook's Voyages]
Three views of the Admiralty Isles. (with 6 other coastal views of Joseph Freewills Islands, Current Island, St. Andrews Islands, bay at south end of Mindanao). London: Strachan & Cadell, 1773. 200 x 430mm.
Nine engraved coastal views on one sheet, published in 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 Cook's First Circumnavigation.
[Ref: 16700]    £70.00 ($91 • €81 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 ($130 • €116 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 ($130 • €116 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 ($111 • €98 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 ($130 • €116 rates)


  AFRICA 
 Northern Africa 

HONDIUS, Jodocus. [17th Century map of Egypt]
Aegyptus. London: Henry Featherstone, 1625, English text edition. Coloured. 150 x 190mm, set in text.
First published in the reduced version of the Mercator/ Hondius 'Atlas Minor' of 1607, the printing plates were sold to a London publisher in 1621 and appeared in 'Purchas His Pilgrimies', as this example. Later Dutch editions used new plates by Jansson.
[Ref: 8042]    £100.00 ($130 • €116 rates)


ORTELIUS, Abraham. [A pirated edition of the Ortelius Epitome map of Egypt]
Ægypti Recentior Descriptio. Venice, c.1655. Coloured. 80 x 105mm.
A miniature map of Egypt. A second title appears outside the neatline. The map was published in 'Il theatro del mondo', an Italian pirate edition of the Ortelius 'Epitome' miniature atlas. First published in 1598, the publication was revived in 1655, forty years after the last edition of the Dutch original. KOEMAN: Ort 70.
[Ref: 14702]    £65.00 ($85 • €75 rates)


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