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  AUSTRALASIA 
 Australia 

GILL, Leslie MacDonald. [A pictorial map of Australia at the end of the Second World War]
Australia. Her Natural and Industrial Resources. London: Printed by Alf Cooke Ltd, 1946. Colour lithographic map. Sheet 500 x 645mm. Folded as issued.
This map was originally published as a wartime propaganda map, showing how Australia was helping the war effort. Little vignettes mark the cattle, sheep, grain and wood regions, and icons note the various types of mining, with a key on the left. Top right is Australia's coat of arms, bottom left a large compass rose. A text box bottom right has been updated, with the title now reading 'In the Post War World'. It continues 'Australia has emerged from the World War with increased stature, as a 'Pacific' Power... She enters the era of peace strongly equipped for further advance'. Leslie MacDonald Gill (1884-1947), younger brother of Eric Gill, specialised in graphic design in the Arts and Crafts style. His most important commission was from the Imperial War Graves Commission, designing the script used on Commission headstones and war memorials, including the 'Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme'. He produced a number of maps, two of which appeared in the British Museum exhibition 'Magnificent Maps in 2010: 'The Wonderground Map of London' (1914) & 'Tea Revives the World' (1940). This was one of a series of wartime maps of the Commonwealth countries, including New Zealand and Canada.
[Ref: 16601]    £1,300.00 ($1,716 • €1,456 rates)


 New Zealand 

MALLET, Alain Manesson. [Miniature map of the Solomon Islands, with part of New Zealand]
Isles de Salomon. Paris, 1683. Coloured. 160 x 110mm. French text on verso.
Miniature map of the Solomon Islands, with Guadalcanal conjecturally joined to New Zealand. Published in Mallet's 'Description de l'Univers'.
[Ref: 14941]    £150.00 ($198 • €168 rates)


CORONELLI, Vincenzo Maria. [Tasman's depiction of the coast of New Zealand]
Nouva Zelanda, ò Terra Degli Stati, detta dagl'Hollandesi Het Niew Zelandt. Venice, 1696. Plate size 120 x 165mm, set in text.
This is the earliest printed map dedicated to New Zealand, although the information dates back to Tasman in 1642. Showing from the Island of Three Kings to Cape Clippage, it was published seventy years before the arrival of Captain Cook. This plate was created to to print a globe gore (i.e. to be pasted onto a globe), which accounts for the tapering longitude lines. It seems that the plate then got damaged, as it has been trimmed and new borders engraved for an edition of Coronelli's Isolario, set within an Italian text description.
[Ref: 18093]    £1,280.00 ($1,690 • €1,434 rates)


COOK, Captain James. [The first printed map of New Zealand after Captain Cook's new discoveries made in 1769 and 1770.]
Chart of New-Zealand, explored in 1769 and 1770, by Lieut: I: Cook, Commander of His Majesty's Bark Endeavour. Engraved by I. Bayly. London: Strachan & Cadell, 1773. 510 x 410mm.
A landmark map: one of the most important maps in New Zealand's history: Captain Cook's map of New Zealand, engraved by I. Bayley for Hawkesworth's 'An Account of the Voyages.. For making Discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere', the official account of Cook's first circumnavigation. Although New Zealand has been discovered by Abel Tasman in 1642, it was Cook who discovered that it was not part of the great 'Terra Australis' or Southern continent. Arriving at Poverty Bay on 7th October 1769 he took six months to circumnavigate the islands: as he sailed east of the Banks Peninsula he mistook it for an island; skirting south of Stewart Island he marked on this map as a possible peninsula.
[Ref: 17133]    £4,750.00 ($6,270 • €5,320 rates)


COOK, Captain James. [Cook's first map of the Thames River in New Zealand]
River Thames and Mercury Bay in New Zealand; Bay of Islands in New Zealand; Tolaga Bay in New Zealand. London: Strachan & Cadell, 1773. Coloured. 300 x 440mm. Near mint condition.
Original copper engraving map of New Zealand. Charting the discoveries of Captain Cook, the River Thames and Mercury Bay with insets of the Bay of Islands, and Tolaga Bay, showing depth-soundings and anchorages, from Hawkesworth's important work 'An Account of the Voyages.. For making Discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere'.
[Ref: 17853]    £450.00 ($594 • €504 rates)


HAWKESWORTH, John. [Fortified town at Tolaga]
No 18. [A fortified town or village called a Hippah, built on a perforated rock at Tolaga, New Zealand.] London: Strahan and Cadell, 1773. 235 x 265mm.
An untitled illustration of a village on a cliff arch in New Zealand (the title given here taken from the index of plates). 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 Captain Cook's First Voyage.
[Ref: 13786]    £180.00 ($238 • €202 rates)


HAWKESWORTH, John. [A view in New Zealand from Cook's first visit]
No 17. [A view of a perforated rock in Tolaga Bay in New Zealand.] London: Strahan and Cadell, 1773. 270 x 235mm.
An untitled illustration of a rock arch in New Zealand (the title given here taken from the index of plates). 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 Captain Cook's First Voyage.
[Ref: 13791]    £180.00 ($238 • €202 rates)


HAWKESWORTH, John. [The first illustration of a Maori's tattooed face]
No 13. [The head of a New Zealander.] London: Strahan and Cadell, 1773. 185 x 225mm. A very fine example.
An illustration of the intricately-tattooed face of a Maori, 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 included the Official Account of Captain Cook's First Voyage. It shows the Maori head-and-shoulders, with a comb in his hair, a stone ear ornament and a tooth necklace. Although tattooing was already known, it was Cook's voyage that introduced the Samoan word 'Tatau' to England, with Sir Joseph Banks describing the procedure in his journals. The plate only has a plate number, so the title, as above, comes from the index.
[Ref: 16676]    £450.00 ($594 • €504 rates)


HAWKESWORTH, John. [Fortified town at Tolaga]
No 18. [A fortified town or village called a Hippah, built on a perforated rock at Tolaga, New Zealand.] London: Strahan and Cadell, 1773. 235 x 265mm. Some ink offset from text.
An untitled illustration of a village on a cliff arch in New Zealand (the title given here taken from the index of plates). 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 Captain Cook's First Voyage.
[Ref: 16685]    £150.00 ($198 • €168 rates)


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 ($92 • €78 rates)


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