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Rare Dutch Edition

Fine example of the first Dutch edition of Cook's first map of Hawaii.

The map shows cook's Tracks through the Islands, including dates, topographical features of the islands and a large inset of Karakakooa Bay. Cook left Hawaii in 1779 having coasted most of the major islands and having done a remarkably accurate job of mapping the islands for a first visit.

The Dutch edition of Cook's map is much rarer than either the English or French editions,

The great debate regarding this map is whether the work was done by Henry Roberts or William Bligh of Mutiny on the Bounty Fame. While the text of the Third Voyage credits Roberts with authorship of the map, the British Hydrographical Office copy of the Official Account includes Bligh's manuscript notes claiming to have constructed the maps.