Auction 148, Lot 763


"Baye de Matavai a Otahiti [on sheet with] Havre d'Ohamaneno a Ulietea [on sheet with] Havre d'Owharre dans l'Isle d'Huaheine [on sheet with] Havre d'Oopoa a Ulietea", Cook/Benard

Subject: French Polynesia

Period: 1780 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

13.5 x 8.6 inches
34.3 x 21.8 cm

The copper engravings from A New, Authentic and Complete Collection of Voyages Round the World…Complete Historical Account of Captain Cook's First, Second, Third and Last Voyages… Edited by George William Anderson and published by Alexander Hogg in London, 1784-86. Cook's discoveries in the Pacific formulate the final chapter in 18th Century exploration. These engravings provide a delightful view of the discoveries, people and customs of the Pacific region.

Four well engraved charts on one sheet show protected bays on the islands of Otahiti (Tahiti), Ulietea, and d'Huaheine, with numerous soundings, shoals, and anchorages noted. Each features a compass rose and fleur-de-lys.


Condition: B+

Issued folding on watermarked paper with some faint offsetting, minor toning along one fold, and a small abrasion on the right neatline of the Huahine map.

Estimate: $120 - $150


Closed on 2/19/2014