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Ornaments and weapons of the Marquesas Islands Cook Voyages 1778
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Ornamens et Armes de l'Isle des Marquises. Cook 1778



Ornamens et Armes de l'Isle des Marquises.

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Ornaments and weapons of the Marquesas Islands Cook Voyages 1778

Ornamens et Armes de l'Isle des Marquises.
(Ornaments and weapons of the Marquesas Islands)

Five Marquesan objects. A fan, two head ornaments made from woven plant fibres and beads, a third head ornament made from feathers and shells, and a wooden carved club.

Engraved by Robert Bernard.dir(ex) (First engraver).
Plate 33. Page 272.
Taken from:
Voyage das L’Hemisphere Austral, et autour du Monde,
fait sur les Vaisseaux de Roi, L, Aventure & la Resolution…
Ecrit par Jacques Cook, Commedant de la Resolution…

This is an original engraving from the time as listed, not a later 1800 edition.

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.
Engraving is Absolutely Guaranteed authentic original map.
A Certificate of Authenticity ( COA ) will be supplied on request.

Sheet app.: 20 x 25.5 cm. 7.75 x 10 inches.
Image app.: 15.5 x 20.5 cm. 6.5 x 8 inches.
Condition: Very good. Strong engraving. Nice print to frame.