Charte der Insel OtaheiteNach der Messng des Capit. Cook im Jahre 1769 und dessen Späteen Astronomischen Beobachtungen entworfen von Cptn. Will. Wilson.
Engraved map on india, rare. 285 x 380mm, 11¼ x 15". Ink library stamp (in Polish), unidentified blind stamp.
Map of Tahiti, based on Cook's mapping of the island in 1769 and Captain Wilson c.1796. Cook made his first circumnavigation in order to view the transit of Venus across the sun in 1769 from Tahiti. While the astromoners were working Cook mapped the island to keep himself active. Captain Wilson was the commander of the 'Duff', the London Missionary Society's ship that took the first missionaries to Tahiti. This map was published in the German edition of the account of their work, 'Beschreibung einer englischen Missions-Reise nach dem sudlichen stillen Ocean in den Jahren 1796, 1797 und 1798 im Schiffe Duff'.
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