"Carte des Isles Sandwich", Bonne, Rigobert
Period: 1787 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
13.5 x 9.2 inches
34.3 x 23.4 cm
This handsome copper-engraved chart details the Hawaiian Islands. The track of Cook's voyages of 1778 and 1779 are charted through the island chain with dates. The large inset shows Kealakekua Bay where Cook met his untimely death on February 14, 1779. Embellished with a large compass rose and fleur-de-lys.
Watermarked paper with wide margins, deckle-edged, and just a hint of toning along centerfold.