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James Cook
Italian Atlas - 51 Plates and maps 1780s - Australia - New Zealand
Italy, 1780s. Atlas Volume to the Voyages of James Cook-c1780s-Quarto format ~30x20cm-In original publishers boards - this was how books were originally produced at this period before being sent to the bindery-51 of 52 prints and maps - missing plate no.2This is the rare Italian atlas to accompany the Voyages of Cook.It contains 51 maps and plates of the Pacific Islands, Australia and New Zealand, including a map of Tahiti.The plates depict a Kangaroo, Warriors and warships of New Zealand, and are some of the earliest depictions of these regions.There are also plates depicting Captain Cook and "The Death of Cook on Hawaii"Many plates contain fascinating early images of the Pacific Island nations - before significant contact with the West.
Bookseller: De Bry Engravings [United Kingdom]
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