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Attractive map of Hawaii tracing the route of Captain Cook

Place/Date: Paris / ca. 1785
$550.
Title: Carte des Isles Sandwich
Dimensions
23.5 x 35 cm (9.25 x 13.75 in)
Identifier
NL-00534
Coloring
Hand color
Condition Rating
VG+

Description

Nicely-engraved 18th century French map of Hawaii, at the time known as the Sandwich Islands. Includes an inset map “Plan de la Baye de Karakakooa.”

The route of Captain Cook, the first known European to land in the Hawaiian Islands, is shown. Cook was killed here in a skirmish with native Hawaiians during his famous third voyage.

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Condition Description

Some faint soiling and offset, a few stray fox marks, very good.

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