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Detailed map of the Society Islands, based upon the contemporary surveys of Captain James Cook during his first voyage.

This map appeared in the French edition of the official account of Cook's Voyages.

The map shows Maurua, Tubai, Bolabola (Bora Bora), Otaha, Ulietéa and Huaheine. This group of islands was identified by Cook in 1769 when he wrote in his journal, "So call'd by the Natives and it was not thought advisable to give them any other names but these three together with Huaheine, Tubai, and Maurua as they lay contiguous to one another I have named Society Isles."