C1799

Chart of the part of the Feejee Islands, explored by Capt. James Wilson, in the Ship Duff, September 1797.

Mapmaker:

Captain James Wilson (1760 - 1814)

Rare map solely focused on Fiji showing the tracks of the ship Duff under the command of James Wilson and those of Bligh’s Bounty. Captain James Wilson (1760), brought the first British missionaries to the Pacific onboard the Duff in 1797. The … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Chart of the part of the Feejee Islands, explored by Capt. James Wilson, in the Ship Duff, September 1797.

Date:

C1799

Mapmaker:

Captain James Wilson (1760 - 1814)

Condition:

Very faint minor creasing and abrasions, otherwise in good condition with fold as issued.

Technique:

Copper engraving.

Image Size: 

230mm 
x 292mm
AUTHENTICITY
Chart of the part of the Feejee Islands, explored by Capt. James Wilson, in the Ship Duff, September 1797. - Antique Map from 1799

Genuine antique
dated:

1799

Description:

Rare map solely focused on Fiji showing the tracks of the ship Duff under the command of James Wilson and those of Bligh’s Bounty. Captain James Wilson (1760), brought the first British missionaries to the Pacific onboard the Duff in 1797. The missionaries he brought were from the London Missionary Society which comprised of thirty men, six women and three children. He explored and visited Fiji, Mangareva in the Gambier Islands and Pukarua in the Tuamotus. Duff paid a visit as a missionary ship to Tahiti during 1796.

National Library of Australia collection: Bib ID: 2048575

From Wilson, James. “A Missionary Voyage to the Southern Pacific Ocean.”

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