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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.