1778 map of New Zealand. French copy of Cook's chart.Antique Print Gallery
This hand coloured 1778 map of New Zealand is one of the first copies of Cook's 1772 chart. Rigobert Bonne (1727–95) included a compass rose and four inserts on his copy - viz. Cook Strait, Bay of Islands, Mercury Bay and Tolaga Bay. He also copied Cook's mistakes - Banks Peninsula as an island and Stewart Island as a possible peninsula.
|Date||1778 (date of hand colouring unknown)|
|Publication||1788 World Atlas by Bonne|
|Condition||Excellent with bold, vibrant colours|