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  AUSTRALASIA 
 New Zealand 

MALLET, Alain Manesson. [Miniature map of the Solomon Islands, with part of New Zealand]
Isles de Salomon. Paris, 1683. Coloured. 160 x 110mm. French text on verso.
Miniature map of the Solomon Islands, with Guadalcanal conjecturally joined to New Zealand. Published in Mallet's 'Description de l'Univers'.
[Ref: 14941]    £150.00 ($187 • €169 rates)


CORONELLI, Vincenzo Maria. [Tasman's depiction of the coast of New Zealand]
Nouva Zelanda, ò Terra Degli Stati, detta dagl'Hollandesi Het Niew Zelandt. Venice, 1696. Plate size 120 x 165mm, set in text.
This is the earliest printed map dedicated to New Zealand, although the information dates back to Tasman in 1642. Showing from the Island of Three Kings to Cape Clippage, it was published seventy years before the arrival of Captain Cook. This plate was created to to print a globe gore (i.e. to be pasted onto a globe), which accounts for the tapering longitude lines. It seems that the plate then got damaged, as it has been trimmed and new borders engraved for an edition of Coronelli's Isolario, set within an Italian text description.
[Ref: 18117]    £1,350.00 ($1,685 • €1,525 rates)


FORSTER, Johann Georg. [Illustration of a New Zealand tea plant from Cook's Second Voyage]
[Tea Plant.] London: Strahan and Cadell, 1773. 235 x 180mm.
An illustration of the tea plant, Leptospermum scoparium (Myrtaceae) of New Zealand, after Johann Georg Forster, published in the official account of Cook's second voyage, 'A voyage towards the South Pole, and round the World'. Forster (1754-94) was naturalist on the voyage but, because relations between Forster and Cook were so bad, Forster played no part in the compilation of the official account and his illustrations were used without credit.
[Ref: 17258]    £30.00 ($37 • €34 rates)


HAWKESWORTH, John. [Fortified town at Tolaga]
No 18. [A fortified town or village called a Hippah, built on a perforated rock at Tolaga, New Zealand.] London: Strahan and Cadell, 1773. 235 x 265mm.
An untitled illustration of a village on a cliff arch in New Zealand (the title given here taken from the index of plates). 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 Captain Cook's First Voyage.
[Ref: 13786]    £80.00 ($100 • €90 rates)


HAWKESWORTH, John. [A view in New Zealand from Cook's first visit]
No 17. [A view of a perforated rock in Tolaga Bay in New Zealand.] London: Strahan and Cadell, 1773. 270 x 235mm.
An untitled illustration of a rock arch in New Zealand (the title given here taken from the index of plates). 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 Captain Cook's First Voyage.
[Ref: 13791]    £75.00 ($94 • €85 rates)


HAWKESWORTH, John. [Fortified town at Tolaga]
No 18. [A fortified town or village called a Hippah, built on a perforated rock at Tolaga, New Zealand.] London: Strahan and Cadell, 1773. 235 x 265mm. Some ink offset from text.
An untitled illustration of a village on a cliff arch in New Zealand (the title given here taken from the index of plates). 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 Captain Cook's First Voyage.
[Ref: 16685]    £70.00 ($87 • €79 rates)


HAWKESWORTH, John. [The first illustration of a Maori's tattooed face]
No 13. [The head of a New Zealander.] London: Strahan and Cadell, 1773. 185 x 225mm.
An illustration of the intricately-tattooed face of a Maori, 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 included the Official Account of Captain Cook's First Voyage. It shows the Maori head-and-shoulders, with a comb in his hair, a stone ear ornament and a tooth necklace. Although tattooing was already known, it was Cook's voyage that introduced the Samoan word 'Tatau' to England, with Sir Joseph Banks describing the procedure in his journals. The plate only has a plate number, so the title, as above, comes from the index.
[Ref: 17111]    £450.00 ($562 • €508 rates)


FORSTER, Johann Georg. [An early illustration of the Tui bird of New Zealand]
Poe-Bird, New-Zealand. London: Strahan and Cadell, 1777. 225 x 185mm.
Illustration of a poe-bird, known also as a 'tui' or 'parson bird', sitting on a flowering branch of Fuchsia excorticata (Onagraceae), sketched by Georg Forster, who accompanied his father Johann on Cook's Second Voyage as the expedition's naturalists. Because of conflicts with Cook, Georg Forster decided to publish his own account of the voyage, which appeared six weeks before this official account. In revenge the Forsters were neither credited or paid for the use of their work in the official account.
[Ref: 17115]    £70.00 ($87 • €79 rates)


FORSTER, Johann Georg. [Illustration of the New Zealand Spruce Fir from Cook's Second Voyage]
The Spruce Fir of New-Zealand. London: Strahan and Cadell, 1777. 235 x 180mm.
An illustration of the Spruce Fir, Dacrydium cupressinum (Podocarpaceae), of New Zealand, after Johann Georg Forster, published in the official account of Cook's second voyage, 'A voyage towards the South Pole, and round the World'. Forster (1754-94) was naturalist on the voyage but, because relations between Forster and Cook were so bad, Forster played no part in the compilation of the official account and his illustrations were used without credit.
[Ref: 17257]    £25.00 ($31 • €28 rates)


HODGES, William. [The Maori inhabitants of Dusky Bay, New Zealand, from Cook's Voyages]
Family in Dusky Bay, New Zeland. London: Strahan & Cadell, 1777. 225 x 380mm.
An illustration to Captain Cook's 'A Voyage towards the South Pole' depicting a Maori family in Cascade Cove; a standing man and woman plus a woman squatting with a child on her back. Their garb appears to consist of skin cloaks and skirts made of leaves and grass. The man is armed with a greenstone 'mere' and a 'taiha (the longer, carved wooden club), whilst the woman is armed with a long spear. Hodges sketched the same family several times during the expedition's stay.
[Ref: 17122]    £65.00 ($81 • €73 rates)


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