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Rigobert Bonne:  Carte Des Isles Sandwich . . .

Maps of Hawaii

Title: Carte Des Isles Sandwich . . .

Map Maker: Rigobert Bonne

Place / Date: Paris / 1787

Coloring: Hand Colored

Size: 13.5 x 9 inches

Condition: VG+

Price: SOLD

Inventory ID: 50911


Striking full color example of Cook's first map of Hawaii, showing 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, after coasting most of the major islands and having done a remarkably accurate job of mapping the islands for a first visit. 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 Official Account of Cook's Third Voyage credits Henry Roberts as the surveyor and maker of the charts, the British Hydrographical Office copy of the Official Account includes a manuscript annotation in Henry Bligh's own hand, wherein Bligh claims to have been the maker of this map and to have constructed the maps of Hawaii.

The present example appeared in Bonne's Atlas Supplement, published in Paris in 1787, which includes many of the maps derived from Cook's three voyages in Volume II.

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