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Records: 1 to 7 of 7
  AMERICA 
 Hawaii 

COOK, Captain James. [The 'pirate' Dublin edition of the First Printed map of Hawaii (Owhyhee)]
Chart of the Sandwich Islands. Dublin: The United Company of Booksellers, 1784. 280 x 480mm. A very fine example.
One of the earliest printed chart of Cook's route around the Hawaiian islands, which he discovered in November 1778, with an inset of Karakakooa Bay, where he met his death in February 1779. The islands are named: Owyhee, Mowee, Morotoi, Ranai, Woahoo, Atooi and Oneeheow. The map was engraved by J. Butler for the Irish pirate edition of the account of Cook's third 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: 7850]    £1,400.00 ($1,834 • €1,574 rates)


WEBBER, John. [The death of Captain James Cook]
Mort Tragique du Capitaine Cook. le 15 Février, 1779. Sur la côte d'Owhy-hée l'une des Isles Sandwich, découverte par ce Navigateur... Paris: Isabey, 1784. 295 x 340mm.
One of the most famous depictions of the death of Captain James Cook in Hawaii, painted by the official artist of his third voyage. Like the painting of John Cleveley the Younger, it shows the explorer with one hand raised in an attempt to stop his men firing on the Hawaiians, his back to his killer. This is a French edition, engraved by Claude-Mathieu Fessard.
[Ref: 17263]    £1,250.00 ($1,638 • €1,405 rates)


WEBBER, John. [The Hawaiian canoe seen by Captain Cook]
A Canoe of the Sandwich Islands, the Rowers Masked. London, 1784. 260 x 405mm, with wide margins.
A Hawaiian double canoe, rowed by men wearing crested masks fringed with strips of cloth. The plate was engraved by Grignion after Webber, the artist on Captain Cook's Third Voyage, when he became the first European to land on Hawaii. It appeared as plate 65 in the official account.
[Ref: 18893]    £300.00 ($393 • €337 rates)


CASSINI, Giovanni Maria. [Scarce 18th century map of Hawaii after James Cook]
Le Isole di Sandwich Delineate sulle Osservazioni Del Cap. Cook. Rome, 1798. Original colour. 360 x 500mm.
A map of Hawaii with Cook's route around the islands marked. It features a decorative vignette of Cook about to be stabbed in the back, with his ship at anchor in the background. It was Issued in the scarce atlas, the 'Nuovo atlante geografico universale'; as the only decorated map based upon Cook's mapping of Hawaii it is also one of the most sought after.
[Ref: 17968]    £5,750.00 ($7,533 • €6,463 rates)


VANCOUVER, George. [A French edition of Vanvouver's charting of Hawaii]
Carte des Iles Sandwich d'après la reconnoissance qui en à été faite dans les differentes Relaches de la Corvette la Découverte et de sa Conserve le Chatham Commandés par le Cap.e Vancouver en 1792, 1793 et 1794 et redigée sous sa direction par le Lieutenant Joseph Baker. Paris, 1799. 590 x 810mm.
A detailed chart of Hawaii marking Vancouver's passages through the archipelago during his four-year expedition to map the Pacific. Insets show Cocos Island and parts of Isabela and Fernandina, two islands of the Galapagos chain that he observed during a hurried transit in 1795. This was the largest chart of Hawaii published before the 19th century and was originally an illustration to a French edition of Vancouver's account. This example, with the overprinted number top right, would have been a separate-issue chart.
[Ref: 18894]    £1,850.00 ($2,424 • €2,079 rates)


VANDERMAELEN, Philippe. [A large-format map of Hawaii with a second text sheet]
Océanique. Iles Sandwich. No.3. [&] Partie des Iles Mariannes. No.2. Brussels, 1827. Original colour. Lithographic map, 490 x 550mm, with another sheet containing a continuation of an extensive text description. Fine condition, wide margins.
An uncommon map of the Hawaiian Islands, published in the 'Atlas Universel de Geographie', the first atlas to include every map on the same scale, 1:1,641,836. An extensive French text describing the islands starts under the map of the islands and continues on the second sheet showing the Marianne Islands.
[Ref: 14576]    £800.00 ($1,048 • €899 rates)


DUMONT D'URVILLE, Jules Sébastian César. [Early map of Hawaii]
Carta delle Isole Hawaii...1834. Italian, c.1834. 210 x 320mm.
Early map of Hawaii from D'Urville's Voyage autour du monde, which is one of the earliest maps to show the name Hawaii with its English spelling and also one of the earliest maps to show the entire chain of islands. This is from a rare Italian edition.
[Ref: 17977]    £480.00 ($629 • €540 rates)


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