"L'Isola O-Taiti Scoperta dal Cap. Cook, con le Marchesi di Mendoza", Cassini, Giovanni Maria
Period: 1798 (dated)
Color: Hand Color
19.5 x 14 inches
49.5 x 35.6 cm
A decorative map of Tahiti and Moorea, with the Marquesas shown in an inset. The map is filled with native names for regions on the island, with information taken from Captain Cook's explorations of the islands. A peaceful landscape scene with natives lounging on the shore accents the cartouche. Printed at the Calcografia Camerale in Rome.
A strong sheet with some irregular toning.