3421 Cassini, Giovanni Maria: La Nuova Zelanda 1789

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Oceania / New Zealand
Ozeanien / Neuseeland
Cassini, Giovanni Maria
dat. 1789

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New Zealand

Cassini, Giovanni Maria
dat. 1789
copperplate engraving
34,8 x 47,7 cm

One of the rarest and most sort after maps of New Zealand. The Italian version of Captain Cooks circumnavigation of the islands in 1769-1770. This version was published in Rome and shows the Banks Peninsula as a Island and Stewart Island as connected to the South Island. The top right has the title cartouche which shows the European explorers and Indigenous Maori. Cooks ship ‘The Endeavor’ is shown in the background. Cooks voyage is shown on the map with the dotted line. It was published in G.M Cassini's Nuovo Atlante Geografico Universale, 1792-1801 as plate 35, volume 3. Giovanni Maria Cassini (1745-1824) was a engraver, painter and globe maker. Though several generations his family was a prominent and well known family in France for cartograher and surveying. Reference P.B. Maling, Historic Charts & Maps of New Zealand 1642-1875, Reed Publishing, 1999, p70-71 Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmaker, Early World Press, 2004, p240-243


Cassini, Giovanni Maria
dat. 1789
34,8 x 47,7 cm

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SKU 3421
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