Auction 117, Lot 838

"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

10 x 7 inches
25.4 x 17.8 cm

Very attractive map of the isolated Pacific island made famous as the refuge of Fletcher 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

Issued folding, with light soil on folds.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $220

Closed on 12/6/2006