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Cartographer: Capt. James Cook
Title: : Carte de l'Isle d'Otahiti
Date: c. 1790      Size: 16 x 10 inches
Published: London
Description: French edition of Cook's seminal survey of Tahiti, made on his first voyage aboard H.M.S. Endeavour in 1769.
Map Ref: AUNZ2766
Cartographer: Capt. James Cook
Title: : Paasch-Eiland
Date: 1794      Size: 7 x 8 inches
Published: Leiden
Description: Sketch map of Easter Island (Rapa Nui) from a Dutch edition of "Cook's Voyages". Cook's ship, the Resolution, landed at Easter Island on March 14th, 1774 during his second voyage of discovery.
Map Ref: AUNZ2831
Cartographer: Capt. James Cook
Title: : Kaart van de Ontdekkingen in de Stille Zuid-Zee, Gedaan met S'Konings Schip De Resolutie, onder bevel van Kapitein Cook, in het Jaar 1774.
Date: 1794      Size: 19 x 15 inches
Published: London
Description: Coast of New Caledonia, with the route of The Resolution (1774). Dutch Edition of Cook's Voyages. Original colour.
Map Ref: AUNZ2711
Cartographer: Philippe Vandermaelen
Title: : Océanique - Iles Fidji. No. 40 [Fiji]
Date: 1827      Size: 23 x 18 inches
Published: Brussels
Description: Fiji Islands, predominantly the major islands Viti Levu and Kadavu, and a wildly incorrect Vanua Levu. Original hand colour. (SL)
Map Ref: AUNZ1909
Cartographer: Philippe Vandermaelen
Title: : Océanique - Iles des Amis. No. 47 [Tonga]
Date: 1827      Size: 22 x 18 inches
Published: Brussels
Description: The Kingdom of Tonga, or the Friendly Islands, a Polynesian island group comprising more than 170 islands in the South Pacific. Original hand colour. (SL)
Map Ref: AUNZ1922
Cartographer: Edmond Francois Paris
Title: : Plan de L'Isle Tanga-Tabou
Date: 1827      Size: 25 x 18 inches
Published: Paris
Description: Tonga-Tabou Island. Expedition L'Astrolabe 1827.
Map Ref: AUNZ1510
Cartographer: Clement Adrien Vincendon-Dumoulin
Title: : Carte de l'Archipel Viti
Date: 1838      Size: 22 x 18 inches
Published: Paris
Description: Fiji, Black and white chart based on the survey by Dumont d'Urville during the Second French Antarctic Expedition, 1837-1840.
Map Ref: AUNZ2222
Cartographer: Justus Perthes
Title: : Ost-Polynesien
Date: 1849      Size: 16 x 13 inches
Published: Gotha
Description: East Polynesian Islands. Detailed map. Original colour.
Map Ref: AUNZ2229
Cartographer: John Tallis
Title: : Polynesia, or Islands in the Pacific
Date: 1851      Size: 14 x 11 inches
Published: London
Description: Decorative atlas map of Polynesia, accompanied by vignettes of Resolution Bay in the Marquesas, Kalākaua in Hawai'i, Ortaheite in the Society Islands, and Dory in New Guinea. Original colour.
Map Ref: AUNZ2921
Cartographer: Justus Perthes
Title: : Die Tuamoto In. (Paumoto)
Date: 1869      Size: 9 x 7 inches
Published: Gotha
Description: Polynesian Islands from Tahiti across to Mangareva. Printed colour.
Map Ref: AUNZ2396
Cartographer: Justus Perthes
Title: : Die Tonga Inseln
Date: 1869      Size: 9 x 6 inches
Published: Gotha
Description: Tonga and nearby Isles. Includes Missions.
Map Ref: AUNZ1649
Cartographer: R.G.S.
Title: : The Solomon Islands
Date: 1890      Size: 13 x 8 inches
Published: London
Description: Solomon Islands. Highly detailed map of the islands sourced from Admiralty charts and the original Spanish Voyage of Discovery (1567-1569) by Perdo Sarmiento (1532-1592) and Álvaro de Mendaña (1542-1595). Printed colour.
Map Ref: AUNZ2602
Cartographer: E. Baudelot
Title: : Tahiti
Date: 1911      Size: 8 x 5 inches
Published: Paris
Description: Small map of Tahiti and Moorea in the South Pacific, issued in an early guide to Oceania, India and the Far East by Cottreau and Le Chartier for the intrepid traveller. Original colour.
Map Ref: AUNZ2929
Cartographer: R.G.S.
Title: : Melanesia
Date: 1912      Size: 14 x 9 inches
Published: London
Description: Fiji, the Solomon Islands, New Caledonia, and Vanuatu. From a paper by William Halse Rivers about his 1898 expedition to the Torres Strait. Printed colour.
Map Ref: AUNZ2487
Cartographer: British Admiralty
Title: : Nukulau Island to Namuka Island [Fiji]
Date: 1914      Size: 39 x 25 inches
Published: London
Description: Detailed sea chart of the southern coast of Fiji around Suva, extending from Namuka Harbour to Laucala Bay. Suva is shown as a small town with a network of roads under development further inland. (SL)
Map Ref: AUNZ2462