Isle de la Reine Charlotte Queen c.1784 Haida Gwaii Santa Cruz Isles Solomon IslesBrian DiMambro -Historical Investments
Isle de la Reine Charlotte
(Island of Queen Charlotte, Haida Gwaii, Solomon Islands- Santa Cruz, isle du Lord Egmont, Baye de l'Hirondelle)
Issued c.1784, Paris, by M. Bonne
Engraved by Andre
Interesting and well known old engraved exploration/ nautical map which shows topographical details as well as sounding depths and anchorage locations of this island NW of New Guinea. Charted during the visit by Capt. Phillip Carteret of the “Swallow”.
As many collectors will know, there are numerous/ many different engraved versions of this map, all from different plates. A person could likely assemble well over a dozen variants, every one printed from an entirely different copper plate.
Map remains well preserved. Some light age wear or surface spotting/ soiling which is visible within the scan.
Original fold line as issued.
Sheet measures c. 11 3/4" H x 17" W.
Printed area measures c. 9 1/4" H x 13 5/8" W
Tooleys Dictionary of Mapmakers , v. 1, p. 163