"Carte de la Nouvelle Zeelande", Bonne, Rigobert
Subject: New Zealand
Period: 1787 (circa)
Publication: Atlas Encyclopedique
Color: Hand Color
9.2 x 13.4 inches
23.4 x 34 cm
This scarce, detailed chart of the islands shows the track of Captain Cook's first voyage. The map is finely engraved with detail and includes four insets showing the Coromandel Peninsula (here called Riviere de la Tamise et de la Baye de Mercure), Cook Strait, Bay of Islands, and Tolaga Bay. The waters are filled with soundings and anchorages. Engraved by Andre.
A clean, bright sheet of watermarked paper with faint offsetting and a few light spots.