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Pacific Ocean Isles de Wallis old map. Hawkesworth 1778
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Pacific Ocean Isles de Wallis old map. Hawkesworth 1778

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Title: Walliss Inseln – Isles de Wallis.

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Pacific Ocean Isles de Wallis old map. Hawkesworth 1778

Title: Walliss Inseln – Isles de Wallis.

Description: Wallis and Futuna Islands, officially Territory of the Wallis and Futuna Islands, French overseas territory.
The main volcanic islands are Uvea (Wallis) and Futuna and Alofi (Hoorn); the capital and chief town is on Uvea.

The island was named after an English navigator, Captain Samuel Wallis, who discovered it while sailing the HMS Dolphin on August 16, 1767, following his discovery of Tahiti. He in fact dropped anchor off the Uvea coast before continuing on to the northeast. Following this brief visit, the island had little contact with Europeans until the 1820s.

Original map, copper engraved with hand coloring.

Cook's expedition

Published by John Hawkesworth. 1778 

Origin: Cook Voyages

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Sheet app.: 22 x 25.5 cm. 8.75 x 10 inches.
Image app:. 18.5 x 20 cm. 7.25 x 8 inches.
Condition: Nice map in good condition, verso Blanco.