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Cook’s Anchorages in the Society Islands and Tahiti

Pacific Islands/ Tahiti. COOK, Capt. J./ PHILIPP, J. D. [Nuremberg, 1774]
Baye de Matavai a Otahiti…. 8 ½ x 13 ¾ inches.
Fine condition.


An early edition of the first charts of several key anchorages in the archipelago of The Society Islands, which Cook discovered during his first Pacific voyage of 1768-71. Depicted here are the harbors of Matavai on the north coast of Tahiti; Ohamaneno and Oopoa on Raiatea (Ulieta on the chart); and Owharre on the island of Huahine. From a German edition with French text.

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