Title: Carte des Isles de la Societe decouvertes par le Lieutenant Cook 1769.
French Edition of the First Mapping of the Society Islands, voyages Captain Cook.
Description: Carte des Isles de la Societe old antique map of the Society Islands, and the islands Maurua or Moorea, Bora Bora or Bola Bola, Ulietea, current Raiatea in French Polynesia, Tahaa, spelled Otaha and Huahine spelled Huaheine.
The discovery of Captain Cook. In three voyages James Cook sailed thousands of miles across largely uncharted areas of the globe. He mapped lands from New Zealand to Hawaii in the Pacific Ocean in greater detail and on a scale not previously achieved. As he progressed on his voyages of discovery he surveyed and named features, and recorded islands and coastlines on European maps for the first time. He displayed a combination of seamanship, superior surveying and cartographic skills, physical courage and an ability to lead men in adverse conditions. James Cook was killed in Hawaii in a fight with Hawaiians during his third exploratory voyage in the Pacific in 1779. He left a legacy of scientific and geographical knowledge which was to influence his successors well into the 20th century and numerous memorials worldwide have been dedicated to him. Australasia, Oceania & Pacific Islands Antique Prints.
Engraved by Robert Bernard.dir(ex) (First engraver after the sketches and paintings of locations by William Hodges he visited on that voyage with Cook)
16th -17th -18th-19th Century maps & atlases & prints. We sell guaranteed Absolutely Original authentic Maps and Prints. A Certificate of Authenticity ( COA ) will be supplied on request.
Size: Sheet app.: 12.5 x 18.5 inches. 32 x 47 cm. Image app.: 11.25 x 17 inches. 29 x 43.5 cm. Condition: Fine strong engraving on very good condition.