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 Pacific and Australasia 

AA, Pieter van der. [An unusual depiction of the Australian coastline]
Indien onder den Heer Lopo Vaz De Sampayo, als Gouverneur Generaal tot aan Nieuw-Spanje in American on Kusten van Peru en Chili bevaaren. Leiden, 1708. 160 x 230mm.
Map of the East Indies, the Pacific and west coast of America, engraved to illustrate the account of the voyages of Lopo Vaz de Sampayo, who travelled to India with Vasco da Gama and became the Governor of Portuguese India (1526-1529). When he was recalled in disgrace he is reputed to have introduced tulips to western Europe. Published in the 'Naauwkeurige versameling der gedenk-waardigste zee en landreysen na Oost en West-Indien'. The title is on a tent, erected on a beach with ships at anchor behind, covering Australia on the map.
[Ref: 13864]    £485.00 ($668 • €546 rates)

DE WIT, Frederick. [Fine sea chart of the Pacific, with California as an Island]
Magnum Mare del Zur cum Insula California. Amsterdam: Louis Renard, 1715. Original colour. 500 x 550mm.
A sea chart of the Pacific, filled with some of the most famous cartographic misconceptions. California is an island; the northern coastline of Australia is shown, joined by the Cape York Peninsula to New Guinea; Tasmania is a long way away from any other coastline; the partial coastline of New Zealand is marked; and to the north of Japan are both 'Ezo' and 'Compagnies lant', semi-mythical islands. A highly decorative title cartouche fills the bottom right corner, depicting Neptune in a chariot and a medallion portrait of Magellan. First published in the 'Orbis Maritimus ofte Zee Atlas' in 1675, this example comes from Renard's 'Atlas de la Navigation'. Instead of being just a re-issue of obsolete plates, Renard updated the charts with new information: here the shape of Tasmania has been altered, with the names changed. Koeman concludes 'that the atlas was intended for use at sea and not only for the consultation on shore'. McLAUGHLIN: 188; KOEMAN: Ren 1.
[Ref: 17947]    £2,600.00 ($3,580 • €2,925 rates)

Dépôt des Cartes et Plans de la Marine. [A pre-Cook chart of the South Pacific]
Carte Reduite Des Mers Comprises Entre l'Asie et l'Amerique Apelées par les Navigateurs. Mer du Sud ou Mer Pacificque.. Paris, 1742-56. Coloured. 590 x 830mm.
A large and detailed chart of the South Pacific, originally published in 1742 but here updated to 1756. Published nearly 15 years before Cook's first circumnavigation, it only shows partial coastlines for Australia, Tasmania and New Zealand. It also omits Hawaii, discovered by Cook in 1778, during his Third and last voyage around the world. The chart is decorated with a fine rococo cartouche.
[Ref: 16921]    £1,850.00 ($2,547 • €2,081 rates)

COOK, Captain James. [Cook's chart of the South Pacific from his First Voyage]
Chart of part of the South Sea, Shewing the Tracts and Discoveries made by His Majesty's Ships, Dolphin, Commodore Byron, & Tamer, Capt.n Mouat, 1765. Dolphin, Capt.n Wallis, & Swallow, Capt.n Carteret, 1767, and Endeavour, Lieutenant Cooke, 1769. London: Strachan & Cadell, c.1773. Coloured. 370 x 655mm.
Cook's chart of the South Pacific, engraved by William Whitchurch for the Official Account of Cook's First Voyage, which appeared in Hawkesworth's 'An Account of the Voyages.. For making Discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere'. Cook's route across the South Pacific from Cape Horn to New Zealand and Australia is marked.
[Ref: 17658]    £1,250.00 ($1,721 • €1,406 rates)

HERVEY, Frederick. [Map of the Pacific showing the routes of the British explorers]
A map of the new discoveries in the south sea, with the tracks of the navigators (1784) London: G.& T. Wilkie, 1785. Original colour. 200 x 340mm.
Map of the Pacific Ocean showing the routes of Furneaux (in Adventure; 1773 - 4), Wallis (in Dolphin; 1767), Carteret (in Swallow; 1767), Byron (in Dolphin; 1765) and Cook (in Resolution; 1773 -74). Engraved by M. Smith.
[Ref: 17020]    £490.00 ($675 • €551 rates)

LA PÉROUSE, Jean F.G. [A chart of a Spanish voyage to Australasia]
Carte d'une Partie du Grand Océan à l'E. et SE de la Nouvelle Guineé pour l'intelligence du Voyage de la Frégate Espagnole la Princesa commandée par D. Franc.o Antonio Maurelle en 1781. Paris, 1797. 340 x 495mm. A very fine example.
A chart of the south western Pacific, showing the route of Francisco Antonio Mourelle (1750-1820) from Tongo to New Guinea in 1781. The east coast of Australia is shown, according to Cook's first voyage, The chart was published in La Perouse's 'Voyage autour du Monde', an account of a French expedition around the Pacific, which disappeared after dropping of a copy of their logs.
[Ref: 14844]    £350.00 ($482 • €394 rates)

BRUÉ, Adrien Hubert. [A superbly detailed four-sheet chart of the Pacific]
Océanie ou Cinquième Partie du Monde Comprenant l'Archipel d'Asie, l'Australasie et la Polynésie (ou le Continent de la Nouvelle-Hollande et les Îles du Grand Océan.) en outre Une Grande Partie de l'America et des Côtes de l'Asie. Paris: Desray & Goujon, 1814-17. Four sheets with original hand colour. Each 520 x 770mm, total map area 1040 x 1540mm. Very fine condition, wide margins
A detailed French wall map of the Pacific, although not quite reaching the Bering Strait, with parts of North American and the West Indies, and the coasts of Asia to Burma. Unusually Brué has listed his sources, which include Freycinet & Flinders in Australia, Arrowsmith, Dalrymple and D'Anville. Published in the 'Atlas Universel', it is one of the earliest detailed maps of the Pacific. First published in 1814 this example has been updated to 1817.
[Ref: 14516]    £1,600.00 ($2,203 • €1,800 rates)

STUCCHI, Stanislao. [Large map of the Pacific and Australasia]
Oceanica o Quinta Parte del Mondo... Milan, 1823. Original colour. 575 x 785mm. Excellent condition.
Detailed map of the Pacific from the Aleutians to New Zealand, with a decorative title cartouche and an inset of New South Wales. It was published in the 'Grande Atlante Geografico Universale'.
[Ref: 14508]    £500.00 ($689 • €563 rates)

Anonymous. Geografia Oceania Tempi Moderni. Rome, c.1830, original outline colouring, each map 85 x 120mm
Four maps on a sheet from an early 19th century Italian Atlas. Showing Malaysia and Indonesia, Australasia, Micronesia and Polynesia.
[Ref: 10322]    £110.00 ($151 • €124 rates)

MARMOCCHI, F.C. [South Pacific]
Oceania ossia Australia, Polinesia e Malesia Naples, Marghieri & Petraroja, c.1845, subscription edition. Original outline colour. 330 x 420mm.
Map of Australia and the South Pacific from the 'Grande Atlante di Geografia Universale...', drawn by Ferdinand Arrigoni, with a printed wrapper and a page of text with seven wood engraved vignettes, including four in colour. Subscribers to the atlas received each map separately, and could choose how to bind the complete atlas later.
[Ref: 8664]    £125.00 ($172 • €141 rates)

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