Carte des Isles Sandwich

Attractive map of Hawaii tracing the route of Captain Cook.

Cartographer(s): Rigobert Bonne
Date: ca. 1785
Place: Paris
Coloring: Hand color
Dimensions: 23.5 x 35 cm (9.25 x 13.75 in)
Condition Rating: VG+

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SKU: NL-00534 Category: Tag:

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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