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Browsing Oceania, New Zealand, Australia.  Displaying records 1 - 9.
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Lot#       Title   Subject/Creator   Date/Cond   Sold for:    
726 Tartaria sive Magni Chami Imperium North Pacific Ocean
Ortelius/Vrients
1601
B+
  $120.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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While designed to illustrate the expansive kingdom of the Great Khan in Asia, this tiny map's main feature is the unnamed strait separating Asia and North America based on the theory of Giacomo Gastaldi. Near the southern entrance to this straight is a large and strangely shaped Japan. In North America, the city of Axa and C. Califormio are named. Latin text on verso.

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727 Carta Particolare della Parte Orientale del' Isola di Iezo con li Stretto fra America e la detta Isola ... d'Asia Carta XVIII North Pacific Ocean
Sir Robert Dudley
1647
B
  $800.00
Closed
   
Rare First Edition Showing the Northwest Coast of North America and an Elongated Hokkaido

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This is the very rare, first edition of Dudley's map of the northern Pacific Ocean. The map shows the southern coast of the island of Hokkaido (Iezo) along the top of the sheet, which extends nearly all the way to the northwest coast of North America at top right. This common cartographic error was based on the reports of Girolamo de Angelis, a Jesuit who traveled to Hokkaido and miscalc...
728 Carte des Nouvelles Decouvertes Dressee par Phil. Bauche' [on sheet with] Extrait d'une Carte Japonise de l'Univers' North Pacific Ocean
Didier Robert de Vaugondy
1772
B+
  $80.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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Two very contrasting maps within a single border. Each map covers the north Pacific, including the continents bordering it. The top map depicts the theories of Philip Buache concerning the Northwest Passage, with numerous possible routes through North America, including Lace de Valasco, Lac de Fonte, and Mer de l'Ouest. Alaska is shown as an elongated island. In Asia, Kam...
729 Carte Generale des Decouvertes de l'Amiral de Fonte Representant la Grande Probabilite d'un Passage au Nord Ouest North Pacific Ocean
Didier Robert de Vaugondy
1772
B+
  $100.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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This is probably the most extravagant of all the Northwest Passage maps based on the Jefferys model. Thomas Jefferys was an ardent believer in the northern route to Asia through a passage described by Juan de Fuca in 1592 and in the fictitious story of Bartholomew de Font's discoveries in 1640. Alaska is shown in an early, peninsular form based on the map of Mueller. This map is from a s...
730 A Chart of Captn. Carteret's Discoveries at New Britain, with Part of Captn. Cooke's Passage Thro Endeavour Streights, & of Captn. Dampier's Tract of Discoveries in 1699, & 1700, at New Guinea and New Britain New Guinea
William Whitchurch
1773
B+
  $150.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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This sea chart of Papua New Guinea shows the new discoveries of Captains Cook, Carteret, and Dampier along New Guinea, New Britain, and New Ireland. The chart details the path of Captain Cook's voyage along the southwestern coast of the island of New Guinea in today's Irian Jaya, Indonesia's easternmost province. Cook sailed between Australia and New Guinea and proved the existence of the Strait...
731 The Island of Otahiete Bearing S.E. Distant One League Tahiti
Capt. James Cook
1777
B+
  $100.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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This lovely view shows several outrigger canoes with the island of Tahiti in the background. Created by W. Hodges, engraved by W. Watts, and published by William Strahan and Thomas Cadell. This view was published in a contemporary account of Cook's second voyage on the ships Resolution and Adventure from 1772-75.
732 A View at Anamooka Nomuka, Tonga Islands
Capt. James Cook
1784
B+
  $130.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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This view depicts Nomuka, an island within the Kingdom of Tonga. Cook visited Nomuka on his third voyage and spent some time there gathering food and supplies. This view shows provisions being piled up and carried to boats, which then ferried the materials to Cook's ships. Drawn by John Webber, the official artist of Cook's third voyage, and engraved by William Byrne.
733 Riviere Tamise et Baye Mercure a la Nle. Zelande [on sheet with] Baye des Isles dans la Nle. Zelande [and] Baye de Tolaga dans la Nle. Zelande New Zealand
Capt. James Cook
1774
B+
  $160.00
Closed
   

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This sheet presents three early maps from the explorations of Capt. Cook in New Zealand. The main chart depicts Cook’s discoveries of Mercury Bay and the Hauraki Bay at Auckland, New Zealand with soundings, anchorages, and other navigational data. The two smaller charts show ‘Pte. Pocock’, just north of Whangarei, and ‘Baye de Tolaga’, north of Gisborne.
734 New Zealand New Zealand
John Tallis
1851
B+
  $200.00
Closed
   

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This uncommon and highly desirable map depicts the islands of New Zealand surrounded by decorative elements. The vignettes include Auckland, Mount Egmont from New Plymouth, and Wellington along with a portrait of a Maori. The map was drawn and engraved by John Rapkin with illustrations by H. Warren and J.B. Allen.


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