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KRUSENSTERN, A.I. /TILESIUS, W. - Map of Port Anna Maria (Taiohae Bay) at Nukuhiva, Marquesas Islands.

KRUSENSTERN, A.I. /TILESIUS, W. - Map of Port Anna Maria (Taiohae Bay) at Nukuhiva, Marquesas Islands.
Map of Port Anna Maria (Taiohae Bay) at Nukuhiva, Marquesas Islands. - KRUSENSTERN, A.I. /TILESIUS, W.
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Title : Map of Port Anna Maria (Taiohae Bay) at Nukuhiva, Marquesas Islands..
Date : St. Petersburg, 1813-1814.
Size : 24.4 x 18.5 inches. / 62.0 x 47.0 cm.
Colouring : Uncoloured

Description :An original map in imperial folio size with wide margins, originating from Krusenstern's 1813-14 atlas (Russian & German language) to his voyage around the world: Atlas k puteshestviuu vokrug sveta kapitana Kruzenshtema. The map has a small round cartouche, reading: "Plan des Hafens Anna Maria auf der Insel Nukuhiwa".

Krusenstern's illustrations of his short stay at NukuHiva, Marquesas Islands have become archetypal images in the history of Pacific exploration. His two ships anchored at Port Anna Maria (Taiohae Bay), arriving on May 6 and may 11, 1803. They left again on May 18 that same year. This map may well be the first printed map of Taiohae Bay.
Adam Ivan (or Johann) von Krusenstern led the famous first Russian circumnavigation between 1803 and 1806 . The voyage was one of the most important post-Cook Pacific voyages, specifically aimed at obtaining more knowledge about the North-Pacific region. The naturalist aboard the voyage was Wilhelm Gottfried Tilesius from Leipzig. He was responsible for making the drawings and paintings - both ethnographical and zoological. Krusenstern's account of the voyage was first published in Russian in St. Petersburg, and followed by German, French and English editions. In 1813-14 a huge two-volume folio atlas of the voyage was published in St. Petersburg, containing 104 maps and plates after drawings by Tilesius, with text in Russian and German.
This atlas is extremely rare and one of the most sought after Pacificana collectibles today.
References for the entire atlas: Lada-Mocarski 62;. Sabin 38327; Arctic Bibliography 9377; Forbes Hawaii 401. Forbes writes about the atlas: "as beautiful as it is rare"
Condition : Very good condition, printed on thick paper, left & right margin a little chipped.

ID: 99960

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