1778 map of New Zealand. French copy of Cook's chart.

1778 map of New Zealand. French copy of Cook's chart.

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$3,250.00

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.

Artist Rigobert Bonne
Cartographer James Cook
Date 1778 (date of hand colouring unknown)
Engraver André (?)
Place Paris
Publication 1788 World Atlas by Bonne
Condition Excellent with bold, vibrant colours