"Carte et Vues de l'Isle Pitcairn", Benard, Jacques Francois
Subject: Pacific - Pitcairn Island
Period: 1774 (circa)
Publication: Hawkesworth's Cartes et Figures des Voyages…
Color: Black & White
9.8 x 7 inches
24.9 x 17.8 cm
Small map of the rocky island with four sailor's prospective views below. Pitcairn Island was discovered by Admiral Carteret and named for Robert Pitcairn, the midshipman that first sighted the island in 1767. One of the most romantic tales of the Pacific centers on the remote Pitcairn Island, located southeast of the Tuamotu Archipelago. In 1790 nine mutineers from the British ship Bounty, accompanied by 18 Polynesians, sought refuge on the island and remained hidden until the small colony was discovered in 1808.