Auction 95, Lot 355

"[Tahiti]", Hogg, Alexander

Subject: Polynesia

Period: 1784 (published)

Publication: A New Authentic and Complete Collection of Voyages Round the World

Color: Black & White

Size:
13 x 8.2 inches
33 x 20.8 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.

Four charts of anchorages on one sheet: Matavia Bay in Otaheite; Ohamaneno Harbour in Ulietea; Owharre Harbour in Huaheine; Oopoa Harbour in Ulietea. Anchorages, shoals, rocks and sounds are noted in detail. Each prominently shows the location of fresh water and other details and a compass rose shows the orientation.

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Condition: B

Printer’s crease at upper left corner affecting border only.

Estimate: $60 - $80

Sold for: $25

Closed on 6/13/2001

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