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New Caledonia Isle of Pines, Voyage James Cook 1778
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New Caledonia Isle of Pines, Voyage James Cook 1778

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Engraved by Robert Bernard.

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New Caledonia Isle of Pines, Voyage James Cook 1778

Title: Vue de L’Isle des Pins.

The island was discovered by Westerners by Captain James Cook in 1774 on his second voyage to New Zealand.

Cook gave the island its name after seeing the tall native pines (Araucaria columnaris).
He never disembarked onto the island, but as he saw signs of inhabitance (smoke) assumed it was inhabited.


This is an original engraving after a drawing on the voyages of Captain James Cook. (not a later 1800 edition)

Origin one of the first editions of : Voyage das L’Hemisphere Austral, et autour du Monde…

Engraved by Robert Bernard.dir(ex) (First engraver).

Size:
Sheet app.: 38 x 25.5 cm. 15.25 x 10 inches.
Condition: Very good, (smoke free print) fold as published.