Sign In

- Or use -
Forgot Password Create Account
This item has been sold, but you can enter your email address to be notified if another example becomes available.

Antique map of four different Pacific island groups.

The Hawaiian Islands are labeled with two transcriptions each of their names; there were some spelling discrepancies in early writings. In A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean, Captain James Cook gives Kauai four spellings: "Atooi, Atowi, or Towi, and sometimes Kauai" and Kaho‘olawe is "Kahowrowee, or Tahoorowa".

A line divides Papua New Guinea, with the western half claimed by the Netherlands as New Guinea (Nederlands-Nieuw-Guinea). The mapmaker notes, "The Interior of New Guinea is totally unknown (1856)." The Aird River, the only river shown on the southeastern coast, is mapped along with a note that the "Low Coast [is] intersected by numerous large fresh water channels".

In the Solomon Islands, Point Cruz, now a part of the capital Honiara, is mapped.

Condition Description
Original outline hand-color. Minor wear along fold.
Cook, James, et al. A voyage to the Pacific Ocean. Printed by W. and A. Strahan, for G. Nicol, & T. Cadell, 1784.