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 Pacific and Australasia 

BELLIN, Jacques-Nicolas. [18th century map of the South Pacific Ocean]
Carte Réduite de la Mer du Sud. Paris, 1753. Coloured. 225 x 375mm.
An map of the South Pacific, showing Australia attached to New Guinea. Tasmania is attached to the mainland. New Zealand is incomplete, with only the western coast shown. The map was published less that twenty years before Cook's visit.
[Ref: 18944]    £375.00 ($481 • €421 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 ($2,374 • €2,078 rates)

ZATTA, Antonio. [Map of Australia and New Zealand after Cook's First Voyage to the Pacific]
Nuove Scoperte Fatte nel 1765, 67 e 69 nel Mare del Sud. Venice, 1776. Original colour. 320 x 420mm.
Oceania, showing the routes of Carteret and Byron, but most importantly the discoveries made by Captain Cook, 1768-71. These include the first circumnavigation of New Zealand and the mapping of the eastern coast of Australia. The coastline of southern Australia is only guessed at.
[Ref: 18673]    £1,000.00 ($1,283 • €1,123 rates)

HODGES, William. [Native canoes of the Marquesas Islands]
Resolution Bay in the Marquesas. London: Strahan and Cadell, 1777. 250x 395mm.
A Polynesian canoe in Resolution Bay on the Marquesas Islands, named after Capt. Cook's ship Resolution during his second voyage to the South Seas.
[Ref: 17127]    £150.00 ($192 • €168 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 ($629 • €550 rates)

SCHREIBER, Johann Georg. [Eighteenth century map of Australia and Polynesia]
Karte von Australien oder Polynesien Leipzig, Schreiber heirs: c.1790, Original colour, 190 x 265mm
Map of Australia and Polynesia showing explorers tracks with dates. Also showing the central pacific and the recently discovered Sandwich Islands ( Hawaii ) by Captain Cook on his last voyage.
[Ref: 18454]    £450.00 ($577 • €505 rates)

REILLY, Franz Johann Joseph von. [18th century map of Australasia, with 'Ulimaroa' named]
Karte von der der Inselwelt Polynesien oder dem Funften Welttheile, nach Djurberg und Roberts. Vienna, 1795. Original colour. 500 x 660mm, with wide margins.
A map of Australasia, extending from Taiwan to Hawaii, Australia and New Zealand, based on the maps of Daniel Djurberg and Henry Roberts (of Cook's crew). The map uses Djurberg's name for Australia, 'Ulimaroa'. Djurberg, a Swedish cartographer, campaigned for the use of indigenous names rather than those imposed by Europeans. For Australia he chose a name recorded by Cook's expedition, the Maori word 'Rimaroa', corrupted by the expedition's Tahitian translator, Tupa'ia, into 'Orimaroa', and corrupted again by Hawkesworth into 'Ulimaroa'.
[Ref: 18891]    £1,200.00 ($1,540 • €1,348 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 ($449 • €393 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 ($2,053 • €1,797 rates)

TARDIEU, Ambroise. [Detailed map of the Pacfific]
Carte de L'Oceanie ou Cinquième Partie du Monde. Paris, 1821. Original colour. 415 x 550mm.
The Pacific, La Harpe's 'Histoire générale des Voyages', marking the routes of explorers from La Perouse to Cook and Vancouver.
[Ref: 18649]    £200.00 ($257 • €225 rates)

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