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MALLET, Alain Manesson. [17th century miniature map of the Hoorn Islands]
I.e d'Horn. Paris, 1683. Coloured. 160 x 110mm. French text on verso.
Antique print / view of the Hoorn Islands, Futuna and Alofi, discovered by Le Maire in 1616, from Mallet's 'Description de l'Univers'.
[Ref: 13153]    £80.00 ($106 • €90 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]    £160.00 ($211 • €179 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]    £280.00 ($370 • €314 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 ($132 • €112 rates)


HAWKESWORTH, John. [A view of Ra'iatea in the Society Islands]
No 3. [A view of the island of Ulietea, with a double canoe and a boathouse.] London: Strachan & Cadell, 1773. 490 x 240mm.
A view of Raiatea, engraved by Rooker 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. The title, as above, comes from the index of plates.
[Ref: 16682]    £150.00 ($198 • €168 rates)


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 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)


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)


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