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  AUSTRALASIA 
 Australia 

CORONELLI, Vincenzo Maria. [A pair of rare 17th century globe gores showing Australia]
[Two gore sheets from an 47cm diameter terrestrial globe, showing central and eastern Australia, dedicated to William III.] Venice, 1697. Two plates, each (at most) 125 x 335mm. Faint double image.
Two globe gores, designed to be pasted onto a globe 46cm (18") in diameter. The left sheet shows central Australia with a vignette of natives hunting whales with spears; the right sheet show western Carpentaria and Tasmania, with the coast of New South Wales left blank, being unknown to Europeans for another 70 years. A wreath contains a dedication to William III, king of Great Britain, dated 1696. The sheets were published in Coronelli's very scarce 'Libro dei Globi', a collection of gore sheets of globes of different sizes.
[Ref: 17936]    £3,250.00 ($4,293 • €3,800 rates)


BELLIN, Jacques-Nicolas. [A pre-Cook map of Australia]
Carte Réduite des Terres Australes... 1753. Amsterdam, c.1753. 210 x 290mm.
An unusual map of Australia, engraved by Schley for a Dutch edition of Prèvost's 'Histoire Générale des Voyages', showing the pre-Cook outline of Australia, with an elongated, unbroken coastline from New Guinea to Tasmania. Part of the coastline of New Zealand appears bottom right.
[Ref: 18890]    £1,150.00 ($1,519 • €1,345 rates)


STUBBS, George. [The illustration that introduced the Kangaroo to the British public]
No. 20. [An animal found on the coast of New Holland called Kanguroo.] London: Strahan and Cadell, 1773. 230 x 270mm. Trimmed to plate at bottom
The first British illustration of a kangaroo, published in Hawkesworth's 'An Account of the Voyages... For making Discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere', which contained the official account of Captain Cook's visit to Australia and New Zealand on his first circumnavigation. The plate only has a plate number, so the title, as above, comes from the index. However the original illustration was not drawn in Australia but in London, by Britain's foremost animal painter, George Stubbs (1724-1806). It is believed that it was Sir Joseph Banks (1743-1820), the naturalist on Cook's expedition whose diary entry of 12 July 1770 first noted the 'kanguru', who commissioned Stubbs to paint a kangaroo and a dingo. As no live specimen of the kangaroo had been brought to England, Stubbs worked from a preserved skin, which he inflated to get an idea of its body shape. The paintings were exhibited at the Royal Society in early 1773, but only the kangaroo was engraved for Hawkesworth. In 2013 the Stubbs oils of both the kangaroo and dingo were subject to a temporary export ban, as important works of 'Cultural Interest' in Britain. After a fund-raising campaign the National Maritime Museum purchased the paintings for the nation. See https://www.rmg.co.uk/work-services/news-press/press-release/stubbss-kangaroo-and-dingo-paintings-saved-nation
[Ref: 17107]    £750.00 ($991 • €877 rates)


COOK, Captain James. [Cook's maps of Botany Bay and the Endeavour River]
Entrée de la Rivière Endeavour dans la Nle. Galles Méridle. . . / Baye de Botanique dans la Nle. Galles Méridionale... Paris: Saillant et Nyon & Panckouke, 1774. 150 x 350mm. Wide margins.
Two charts on one sheet, engraved by Robert Benard for the French edition of the Official Account of Cook's First Voyage, as as compiled by Hawkesworth.
[Ref: 16118]    £180.00 ($238 • €210 rates)


FURNEAUX, Tobias. [The earliest British chart of Tasmania]
Sketch of Van Diemen Land, Explored by Capt.n Furneaux, in March 1773. London: Strahan & Cadell, 1777. 240 x 160mm.
The east and south coasts of Tasmania as mapped by Captain Tobias Furneaux, who, as captain of HMS Adventure, accompanied Cook on his Second Voyage around the world. Between February and May 1773 Furneaux was separated from Cook, during which time he visited Tasmania, sketching this chart, the earliest English chart of the island. Many of the names he created still survive and the Furneaux Group of islands in Banks Strait are named after him. After reuniting with Cook the ships were again separated off New Zealand and the Adventure returned to England, with Omai as passanger. Because of his earlier service with Samuel Wallis, Furneaux was the first man to circumnavigate the world in both directions.
[Ref: 17098]    £360.00 ($476 • €421 rates)


HODGES, William. [Portrait of a Maori, from Cook's Second Voyage]
Man of New Zealand. London: Strahan and Cadell, 1777. 260 x 215mm. Narrow margins left and bottom.
A portrait of a Maori with tattoos, sketched during Cook's second visit to New Zealand, 1773. Rangituanui (Tuanui), the principal chief of Ngati Hikatoa, is shown with feathers in his hair, albatross feather earrings, moko and a bone toggle fastening his cloak. He was given two sows and two boars by Cook's crew, from which the wild pigs known as 'Captain Cookers' are descended. This plate was engraved by Jean Baptiste Michel after a red chalk drawing by Hodges (now in the National Library of Australia) and published in 'A Voyage towards the South Pole', the offiical account of Cook's Second Voyage. On this expedition (1772-5) he circumnavigated the world as far south as he could, attempting to locate any 'Terra Australis Incognita'.
[Ref: 17112]    £275.00 ($363 • €322 rates)


COOK, Captain James. [Tasmania]
Plan of Adventure Bay on Van Diemens Land. Dublin: The United Company of Booksellers, c.1784, 270 x 220mm
A chart of Adventure Bay, Tasmania, divided into two with a detailed coastal profile in the upper register. Cook circumnavigated Tasmania and much of the Australian Coast in April 1770, at this time he was also the first European to observe the native Aboriginals. The maps from a rare Irish pirate edition of the account of his first 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: 7855]    £100.00 ($132 • €117 rates)


COOK, Captain James. [Tasmania]
Chart of Van Diemens Land. Dublin: The United Company of Booksellers, c.1784, 230 x 350mm
A chart of part of the coast of Tasmania, with three coastal profiles, marking the route taken by Cook in January 1777, during his 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: 7873]    £140.00 ($185 • €164 rates)


CASSINI, Giovanni Maria. [One of the most decorative maps of Australia]
La Nuova Olanda e la Nuova Guinea. Rome, 1798. Original colour. 365 x 490mm.
A rare map of Australia and New Guinea, from the 'Nuovo Atlante Geografico Universale'. The emphasis of the map is the charting of Captain Cook down the east coast: most of the marked features are those named by Cook and his crew between the Torres Strait and Tasmania, which is shown as part of the mainland. The title is within a decorative title cartouche with two aborigines, one of whom strangely carries a bow.
[Ref: 15664]    £3,750.00 ($4,954 • €4,385 rates)


FADEN, William. [Scarce miniature map of Australia]
New Holland with the Adjacent Polynesia. London: Faden, 1798. Original colour. Sheet size 155 x 180 mm.
Map of Australiasia engraved by William Palmer for Faden's 'Atlas Minimus Universalis'. William Faden was geographer to George III. This map is one of the last to show Tasmania connected to the mainland, as Flinders and Bass had circumnavigated it in in the same year and found it to be separate. Australia has two names on the map: 'Terra Australis' and 'New Holland'
[Ref: 16378]    £425.00 ($561 • €497 rates)


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