"Carte de la Nouvelle Zeelande", Bonne, Rigobert
Subject: New Zealand
Period: 1787 (circa)
Publication: Atlas Encyclopedique
Color: Hand Color
9.2 x 13.5 inches
23.4 x 34.3 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.
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 nice impression on watermarked paper with a few minuscule wormholes adjacent to the centerfold that have been professionally repaired on verso.