Auction 112, Lot 235

"Carte des Iles Hawaii pour servir au Voyage pittoresque autour du Monde", Dumont d'Urville, Jules Sebasian Cesar

Subject: Hawaii

Period: 1834 (dated)

Publication: Voyage Pittoresque autour de Monde

Color: Hand Color

13 x 8.7 inches
33 x 22.1 cm

A fine chart of the Hawaiian islands with an inset of the Ile de Oahou. Dumont d'Urville circumnavigated the globe for the second time between 1826 and 1829. On this expedition his accomplishments included significant Pacific discoveries. His records were so detailed that for the first time the scattered islands of the South Pacific could be divided into three major groups: Melanesia, Polynesia and Micronesia. Although the expedition did not pass through Hawaii, this map is very interesting as it is a very early (and perhaps the first) use of the native name Hawaii for the entire island chain.

References: Not listed in Fitzpatrick.

Condition: B

Later color. Some minor soil and extraneous creases. Backed with archival tissue.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $240

Closed on 9/28/2005