Riviere Tamise et Baye Mercure/ Baye des Isles dans la Nle. Zelande/ Baye de Tolaga dans la Nle. Zelande. . Capt. J./ PHILIPP COOK, J. D.
Cook’s Anchorages in New Zealand
New Zealand.
Nuremberg, 1774

Riviere Tamise et Baye Mercure/ Baye des Isles dans la Nle. Zelande/ Baye de Tolaga dans la Nle. Zelande. .

10 ½ x 16 ¾ inches, Fine hand color; excellent condition.

A beautiful engraving containing three harbor charts, resulting from Cook’s exploration of New Zealand during his first Pacific voyage of 1768-71. The charts focus on the harbors of North Island: Mercury Bay, the Bay of Islands, and Tolaga Bay. While Abel Tasman charted parts of Australia, Tasmania, and New Zealand in 1642, no European prior to Cook sailed between New Zealand’s North and South Islands, and no European at all explored the island’s harbors so closely.

 

Price: $350.00

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