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  AUSTRALASIA 
 Oceania 

DE BRY, Johann Theodore. [Olivier van Noort's account of the Mariana Islands]
Quid in Ladrones insula Hollandis acciderit. Frankfurt, c.1602, Latin edition. 145 x 185mm, set in letterpress.
The earliest first-hand Dutch descriptions of the Ladrones (Marianas) "Van Noort describes the Ladrones very much as did the earlier Spanish writers: the people are superb swimmers, incorrigible thieves, live without law, hold women in common, and subsist on bananas, coconuts, sweet potatoes and sugar cane, which they gladly trade for pieces of old iron. The Dutch writer reports on the visible damage suffered by many of the islanders from the Spanish pox (syphilis)... the Dutch were impressed and somewhat bewildered by the vast number of Philippine islands. To thread their way from the San Bernadino Straits to Manila they seized both native canoes and a Chinese junk to obtain pilots. They notice the usually naked and tattooed natives, the houses on stilts, and the many boats and ships which bring what is called tribute from the outlying islands to the Spanish at Manila. From a captured Chinese pilot they learned much about Manila’s size and fortification and about its large Chinese settlement. Luzon is thought to be larger than Scotland and England combined." -- Lach, III.1.442.
[Ref: 17864]    £250.00 ($321 • €292 rates)


CARTARET, Philip. [Cartaret's map of the Santa Cruz islands]
Queen Charlotte's Islands. London, c.1773. Coloured. 250 x 405mm.
Original antique chart of Cartaret's discovery of the Santa Cruz Islands, north of the New Hebrides. In 1766 Philip Cartaret, who had just returned from Byron's circumnavigation, was sent out to the South Seas again. Having entered the Pacific through the Strait of Magellan he discovered Pitcairn Island and the Cartaret Islands (shown in an inset on this map), and was the first European to see the Solomon Islands in two hundred years. His account was included in Hawkesworth's important work 'An Account of the Voyages… for making Discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere', the official account of Cook's First Voyage. However Cartaret was not happy with changes Hawkesworth made to his account, so rewrote it; lacking influencial patronage it remained unplublished until 1965.
[Ref: 12759]    £70.00 ($90 • €82 rates)


CIPRIANI, Giovanni Battista. [The famous depiction of Polynesian dancers from Cook's Voyages]
No. 7. [A view of the inside of a house in the island of Ulietea, with the representation of a dance to the music of the country.] London: Strahan and Cadell, 1773. 250 x 350mm.
A scene of Polynesian dancers and musicians, engraved by Francesco Bartolozzi after Cipriani 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: 16694]    £50.00 ($64 • €58 rates)


COOK, Captain James. [Captain Cook's map of New Guinea]
A Chart of Capt.n Cartaret's Discoveries at New Britain, with Part of Capt.n. Cooke's Passage thro Endeavour Streights, & of Capt.n Dampier's Tract & Discoveries in 1699, & 1700, at New Guinea and New Britain. London: Strahan & Cadell, 1773. Coloured. 245 x 645mm.
Another one of Cook's achievements on his First Voyage was the confirmation that Torres Strait separated New Guinea and Australia, although Cook had expresssed doubt that it existed himself. This chart marks the southern coastline he verified, with the rest of the outline taken from earlier explorers. To the north of the island are the tracks of Dampier and Cartaret around New Britain and New Ireland. Engraved by W.Whitchurch for Hawkesworth's important work 'An Account of the Voyages... for making Discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere', the official account of Cook's First Voyage.
[Ref: 13665]    £140.00 ($180 • €164 rates)


COOK, Captain James. [Cook's map of the Society Islands]
Chart of the Society Isles, discovered by by Lieut. J.Cook, 1769. London, c.1773. Coloured. 320 x 470mm.
Cook's map of the Society Islands. After observing the passage of Venus across the Sun in 1769, Cook sailed north, mapping these islands in the north part of the Society Islands (now part of French Polynesia). Engraved by J.Cheevers for Hawkesworth's important work 'An account of the voyages undertaken by the order of His present Majesty for making discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere'', the official account of Cook's First Voyage.
[Ref: 16714]    £110.00 ($141 • €128 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 ($129 • €117 rates)


HAWKESWORTH, John. [View of Matavia Bay, Tahiti, from Cook's Voyages]
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: 16681]    £45.00 ($58 • €53 rates)


HAWKESWORTH, John. [Tahiti and Society Islands from Cook's Voyages]
Matavia Bay in Otaheite. Owharre Harbour in Huaheine. Ohamaneno Harbour in Ulietea. Oopoa Harbour in Ulietea. London: Strahan and Cadell, 1773. 375 x 240mm.
Four harbours of the Society Islands, engraved by J. Cheevers 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 Cook's First Circumnavigation.
[Ref: 16686]    £35.00 ($45 • €41 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: 16683]    £60.00 ($77 • €70 rates)


HAWKESWORTH, John. [The Admiralty Islands from Cook's Voyages]
Three views of the Admiralty Isles. (with 6 other coastal views of Joseph Freewills Islands, Current Island, St. Andrews Islands, bay at south end of Mindanao). London: Strachan & Cadell, 1773. 200 x 430mm.
Nine engraved coastal views on one sheet, 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 Cook's First Circumnavigation.
[Ref: 16700]    £35.00 ($45 • €41 rates)


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