Attractive original antique map of Tahiti published by Luffman, at the very beginning of the 19th century, in his Select Plans.
The map is attractively laid out showing Tahiti's strange nearly double-island geography. The map names the many rivers which come down from Mont Orohena and Mount Roonui. Reefs and minor outlying islands are shown around the island, and soundings are provided. In all, a very attractive map.
Luffman's Select Plans is an uncommon traveler's guide that served to educate the intrepid traveler regarding any part of the world, from the major cities of Europe to the wild coasts of the Spice Islands. Each of Luffman's maps contained detailed coastal descriptions showing the major landmarks and cities, as well as basic but necessary navigational information. This plate appeared in the first of Luffman's two volumes.