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  AUSTRALASIA 
 Oceania 

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 ($460 • €379 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 ($406 • €334 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 ($608 • €501 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 ($676 • €557 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 ($879 • €724 rates)


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