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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 ($199 • €173 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 ($1,791 • €1,558 rates)


COOK, Captain James. [Cook's map of the Thames River in New Zealand]
River Thames and Mercury Bay in New Zealand; Bay of Islands in New Zealand; Tolaga Bay in New Zealand. London: Strachan & Cadell, 1773. 330 x 440mm. Some slight ink offset top right.
Three charts on one sheet, showing details of Cook's mapping of New Zealand. 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: 13796]    £350.00 ($464 • €404 rates)


COOK, Captain James. [The first printed map of Cook's Strait]
Chart of Cook's Strait in New Zealand. London: Strachan & Cadell, 1773. 280 x 290mm.
Cook's chart of the strait named after him, the map that showed New Zealand had two main islands. 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. Although New Zealand has been discovered by Abel Tasman in 1642, it was Cook who discovered that it was not part of the great 'Terra Australis' or Southern continent.
[Ref: 13801]    £425.00 ($564 • €490 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]    £50.00 ($66 • €58 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]    £180.00 ($239 • €208 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]    £180.00 ($239 • €208 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]    £150.00 ($199 • €173 rates)


HAWKESWORTH, John. [Early illustration of a Maori war canoe in New Zealand]
No 16. [A war canoe of New Zealand, with a view of Gable End Foreland.] London: Strahan and Cadell, 1773. 245 x 545mm. Remargined on left, narrow margin on right.
An untitled illustration of a Maori war canoe (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: 17387]    £300.00 ($398 • €346 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 ($597 • €519 rates)


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