Tahiti Society Islands Captain Cook 1797 Dutch version Kaart Van de Societeit Eilanden Ontdekt door Luit. J. Cook in het jaar 1769 Issued Leiden & Amsterdam, 1797 by Honkoop, Allart & Van Cleef.Original Antique – This is not a reproduction.Egraved by C. Van Baarsel. Early Dutch version of one of the earliest accurate printed depictions of Tahiti.
Tahiti is seen at center, Ulitea, Bolabola (Bora Bora), Maurua & Huaheine shown around it. Uncommon late 18th century Dutch engraved map of the Pacific Ocean Society Islands. Visited by Cook on his 1st voyage in 1769.
In VG, mostly clean condition. Some light offsetting and a couple small spots along right side. Bottom left blank margin trimmed narrow to neatline as issued to facilitate folding. Scarce.
Sheet measures; 17 ½ “ W x 11 ¾ “ H
Engraved area measures: 16 ½ W x 11 ¼ H Folio.
Original fold lines as issued Rienits, Voyages of Capt. Cook, (1st voyage) Cumulative Antique Map Price Record 1983 – 2011 ( this Dutch version appearing just one time 17 years ago)
Engraving comes archivally framed in a solid 3 inch acacia frame.