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MILLER, J. [Illustration of Breadfruit from Cook's First Voyage]
No 11. [A branch of the bread-fruit tree with the fruit.] London: Strahan and Cadell, 1773. 310 x 365mm.
Engraving of a breadfruit branch with the fruit. Published in Hawkesworth's 'An account of the voyages undertaken by the order of His present Majesty for making discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere'. The plate only has a plate number, so the title, as above, comes from the index. While on Tahiti in 1769 Sir Joseph Banks saw the value of breadfruit as a cheap, high-energy food source for slaves in the British colonies in the West Indies. . His promotion of this idea led to William Bligh's ill-fated voyage to transport 1015 breadfruit plants from Tahiti to the West Indies on the Bounty in 1787.
[Ref: 13788]    £160.00 ($211 • €179 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 ($132 • €112 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 ($132 • €112 rates)


RABATTA, Augusto & BAILOU, Jean Baptist de. [An 18th century playing-card of Society Islands]
Isolde della Societa scoperte dal Cap. Cook nell'anno 1769. Florence: Aniello Lamberti, 1779. Original colour. Sheet size 115 x 75mm.
A rare miniature map of Society Islands engraved by Lamberti for the 'Minchiate', the Florentine version of the Tarot, which had each card marked with an arcane symbol. The full set was published in Augusto Da Rabatta and Jean Baptiste De Baillou's pocket atlas 'Nuovo Atlante Generale'. Information on the map is minimal, but an extensive key gives the names of the various regions.
[Ref: 13015]    £380.00 ($502 • €426 rates)


RABATTA, Augusto & BAILOU, Jean Baptist de. [An 18th century playing-card of the New Hebrides & Friendly Islands]
Nuove Ebridi. Isole degl'Amici. Florence: Aniello Lamberti, 1779. Original colour. Sheet size 115 x 70mm.
A rare miniature showing two maps, one of the New Hebrides and one of the Friendly Islands engraved by Lamberti for the 'Minchiate', the Florentine version of the Tarot, which had each card marked with an arcane symbol. The full set was published in Augusto Da Rabatta and Jean Baptiste De Baillou's pocket atlas 'Nuovo Atlante Generale'. Information on the map is minimal, but an extensive key gives the names of the various regions.
[Ref: 13013]    £340.00 ($449 • €381 rates)


CASSINI, Giovanni Maria. [The Leeward Society Islands]
Le Isole della Società e di Noel Delineate sulle Observazioni del Cap. Cook. Rome, 1798, coloured, 375 x 550mm.
The Leeward Society Islands, with Huahine, Raiatea, Tahaa, Bora Bora, Tupai, Maupiti, Motu One, Manuae and Maupihaa. Published in the scarce atlas, the 'Nuovo Atlante Geografico Universale', this is one of the most decorative maps of the group. Taken from the accounts of Captain Cook, it has an illustrated title cartouche and an inset of Christmas Island.
[Ref: 7537]    £300.00 ($396 • €336 rates)


CASSINI, Giovanni Maria. [Italian edition of Cook's map of Tonga]
Le Isole degli Amici Delineate sulle Observazioni del Cap. Cook. Rome, 1798. Original Colour. 505 x 370mm.
Published in the scarce atlas, the 'Nuovo Atlante Geografico Universale', this map is one of the most decorative of Tonga. Taken from the accounts of Captain Cook, who called the chain the Friendly Islands, it has an illustrated title cartouche and three insets.
[Ref: 15509]    £450.00 ($594 • €504 rates)


CASSINI, Giovanni Maria. [Cook's mapping of Tahiti]
L'Isola O-Tahiti scoperta dal Cap. Cook, Con le Marchesi di Mendoza. Rome, 1798. Original colour. 375 x 550mm. Three publisher's blind stamps, one in printed border.
Published in the scarce atlas, the 'Nuovo atlante geografico universale', this map is one of the most decorative of the island. Cook's mission on his First Voyage to the South Seas was to observe the passage of Venus across the Sun in 1769, at the request of the Royal Society. During the three months he stayed on the island he sailed round it in a small boat, a trip which resulted in this map. To the north can be seen 'Point Venus'. An inset show the Marquesas Islands.
[Ref: 12534]    £500.00 ($660 • €560 rates)


DUMONT D'URVILLE, Jules Sébastian César. Carte Des Archipels Taïti, Pomotou, Nouka-Hiva, &a. Paris, Vincendon-Dumoulin, 1843, coloured, 610 x 900mm
A large map of parts of Polynesia explored by Dumont D'Urville aboard "L'Astrolabe" in 1826, during his expedition to find out the fate of La Pérouse.
[Ref: 8127]    £650.00 ($858 • €728 rates)


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