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  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 ($125 • €115 rates)


 New Zealand 

HAWKESWORTH, John. [Chest of New Zealand]
No 15. [A chest of New Zealand, as a specimen of the carving of the country] London: Strahan and Cadell, 1773. 185 x 225mm.
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: 16689]    £70.00 ($88 • €81 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 ($125 • €115 rates)


 Oceania 

MALLET, Alain Manesson. [17th century miniature map of the Hoorn Islands]
I.e d'Horn. Paris, 1683. Coloured. 160 x 110mm. French text on verso.
Antique print / view of the Hoorn Islands, Futuna and Alofi, discovered by Le Maire in 1616, from Mallet's 'Description de l'Univers'.
[Ref: 13153]    £80.00 ($100 • €92 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 ($125 • €115 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: 16677]    £60.00 ($75 • €69 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 ($125 • €115 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 ($125 • €115 rates)


  AFRICA 
 Northern Africa 

MUNSTER, Sebastian. [16th century map of the Nile Delta]
Nam raro pluit in Aegypto, ... Basle, Henri Petri, c.1560, German text edition. Coloured woodcut, image size 175 x 160mm set in text..
Woodblock map of the Nile delta graphically depicting the sea, river, pyramids and sand dunes. Text below and on verso, which includes a woodblock illustration of a formal garden.
[Ref: 15241]    £95.00 ($119 • €109 rates)


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 ($125 • €115 rates)


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