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Auction 181, Lot 700


"Matavia Bay in Otaheite [on sheet with] Ohamaneno Harbour in Ulietea [and] Owharre Harbour in Huaheine [and] Oopoa Harbour in Ulietea", Hawkesworth, John

Subject: French Polynesia

Period: 1773 (circa)

Publication: An Account of the Voyages…in the Southern Hemisphere...

Color: Hand Color

13.9 x 8.5 inches
35.3 x 21.6 cm
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Four well engraved charts on one sheet that show four protected bays on the islands of Otahiti (Tahiti), Ulietea, and d'Huaheine, which were explored by Captain Cook on his first voyage. Each chart includes a compass rose.

References: Shirley (BL Atlases) G.HAWK-1a #20.

Condition: A

A crisp impression, issued folding on a bright sheet with a Strasbourg bend and lily watermark. Small remnants of hinge tape on verso and minor marginal soiling.

Estimate: $100 - $130

Sold for: $23

Closed on 2/10/2021