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Matavia Bay Tahiti tree Old Print Port Royal Cook voyage 1767
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Matavia Bay Tahiti tree Old Print Port Royal Cook voyage 1767

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A view of Matavia Bay in Otaheite Tahiti.

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Matavia Bay Tahiti tree Old Print Port Royal Cook voyage 1767

A view of Matavia Bay in Otaheite Tahiti, called by Captain Wallis, Port Royal Harbour.

This is an original engraving from the time as listed, not a later 1800 edition.
Origin one of the first editions of : Voyage das L’Hemisphere Austral, et autour du Monde,
Page 314.
(engraved plates and maps numbered almost half double-page or folding)

Engraved by Glafsbach plate 25.
(First engraver after the sketches and paintings of locations by William Hodges he visited on that voyage with Cook)


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Third_voyage_of_James_Cook

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_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.
16th -17th -18th-19th Century maps & atlases & prints.
ORIGINAL ANTIQUE COPPER PLATE ENGRAVING.
Engraving is Absolutely Guaranteed authentic original map.
A Certificate of Authenticity ( COA ) will be supplied on request.

Size:
Sheet app.: 32.5 x 25.5 cm. 12.75 x 10 inches.
Image app.: 24.5 x 19.5 cm. 9.75 x 7.75 inches.
Condition: Fine strong engraving, very good condition. Folds as published.