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Auction 174, Lot 211

"Carte des Isles Sandwich", Bonne, Rigobert

Subject: Hawaii

Period: 1787 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Encyclopedique

Color: Hand Color

13.6 x 9.3 inches
34.5 x 23.6 cm
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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. Engraved by Andre.


Condition: B+

There are light spots, faint offsetting, and a pair of worm holes in the bottom blank margin.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $325

Closed on 9/11/2019