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Auction 158, Lot 438


"Sketch of the Duff's Groupe, Discovered September 25, 1797 by Capt. James Wilson", Wilson, James

Subject: South Pacific Ocean

Period: 1799 (dated)

Publication: A Missionary Voyage to the Southern Pacific Ocean

Color: Black & White

14.8 x 9.3 inches
37.6 x 23.6 cm
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Duff Islands is a small island group located 100 miles northeast of Santa Cruz Island in the eastern Solomon Islands in the southwest Pacific Ocean. The islands cover an area of about 5 square miles and have a population of approximately 500. The group consists of 11 islands: Elingi, Kaa, Lakao, Loreva, Lua, Tahua, Taumako, Te Ako, Tohua, Tuleki, and Ulaka. Taumako Island is the largest in the group. The map shows profile views of the larger islands at top and bottom. This map was drawn during the first British missionary voyage to the South Pacific.


Condition: B+

There are two fold separations in the bottom blank margin and an edge tear in the left blank margin that have been repaired with archival material on verso. There is some light staining and few minor extraneous creases.

Estimate: $60 - $80

Sold for: $30

Closed on 6/22/2016