Auction 106, Lot 548

"A Chart and Views of Pitcairns Island…", Bayly, John

Subject: Pacific Islands

Period: 1773 (dated)

Publication: Hawkesworth's An Account of the Voyages…

Color: Hand Color

Size:
9.8 x 7 inches
24.9 x 17.8 cm

Very attractive map of the isolated Pacific island made famous as the refuge of Flethcer Christian and the HMS Bounty mutineers. The island was discovered by Phillip Carteret during his second Pacific voyage and named for the midshipman who first sighted the small island. Below the chart are four shipboard views of the rocky island that rises dramatically from the sea to a height of 2,000 feet.

References: Phillips (A) #642-14.

Condition: A

Minor soft crease, else fine.

Estimate: $240 - $275

Sold for: $180

Closed on 3/3/2004

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