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Antique nautical chart, Plan des Marquises de Mendoca, James Cook 1780
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Antique nautical chart, Plan des Marquises de Mendoca, James Cook 1780



Port Madre de Dios in French Polynesia.

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Charting Paradise: "Plan des Marquises de Mendoca" (1780) - A Cook Voyage Treasure from MAPandMAPs

Experience Over 50 Years of Expertise in Antique Maps

At MAPandMAPs, our passion for historical cartography spans over half a century. Today, we're delighted to offer this captivating antique nautical chart, "Plan des Marquises de Mendoca," crafted in 1780. This detailed and hand-colored chart chronicles Captain James Cook's exploration of the Marquesas Islands (French Polynesia) and offers a fascinating glimpse into this tropical paradise.

A Legacy of Cook's Pacific Exploration

This chart not only depicts the harbor of Port Madre de Dios (Vaitahu Bay) with meticulous detail, including depth soundings and sandbanks, but also serves as a testament to Cook's groundbreaking exploration of the Pacific Ocean. Imagine navigating these uncharted waters with the aid of this essential tool.

A Valuable Historical Artifact

This chart is more than just a navigational aid; it's a tangible piece of Pacific exploration history. It captures a specific moment in Cook's third voyage, recording his arrival, interactions with the indigenous people, and the tragic events that unfolded.

Guaranteed Authenticity and Exquisite Detail

Own a guaranteed authentic piece of cartographic history. MAPandMAPs stands behind the absolute authenticity of this map. This very good condition chart boasts exquisite hand-coloring and intricate detail, providing valuable insights into 18th-century navigational practices. The unfolded sheet measures approximately 19 x 25.5 cm (7.5 x 10 inches), with the map itself measuring 15.5 x 18 cm (6 x 7 inches).

Why You'll Love This Map from MAPandMAPs:

  • Sail with Captain Cook: Embark on a historical voyage and explore the Marquesas Islands through the lens of Cook's exploration.
  • A Rare Historical Artifact: Own a unique piece of cartographic history directly tied to Captain Cook's voyages.
  • Invaluable Detail and Functionality: Immerse yourself in the detailed harbor chart, essential for safe navigation in the 18th century.
  • Trusted Expertise: Purchase with confidence from MAPandMAPs, a leading antique map dealer for over 50 years.

More than just a chart, this is a portal to a bygone era of exploration in the South Pacific. Add this exceptional piece to your collection today!

Keywords: Antique Marquesas Islands Map, Captain Cook Voyage, 18th Century Pacific Exploration, French Polynesia, Port Madre de Dios, Harbor Chart, Depth Soundings, Vaitahu Bay, MAPandMAPs Antique Maps