C1774

Ifle de Sir Charles Saunder, Ifle Ofnabrug, Ifle de l’Amiral Keppel, Ifle de Wallis

Mapmaker:

Samuel Wallis (1728 - 1795)

Coastal profiles of five islands in or adjacent to the Tonga Islands group which Wallis explored in the Dolphin, from 28th July 1767; 1. Sir Charles Saunders Island [Maiao] in the Windward Islands of the Society Islands2. Osnaburg Island [Mehetia] … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Ifle de Sir Charles Saunder, Ifle Ofnabrug, Ifle de l’Amiral Keppel, Ifle de Wallis

Date:

C1774

Mapmaker:

Samuel Wallis (1728 - 1795)

Condition:

In good condition, fold as issued.

Technique:

Copper engraving.

Image Size: 

260mm 
x 200mm
AUTHENTICITY
Ifle de Sir Charles Saunder, Ifle Ofnabrug, Ifle de l'Amiral Keppel, Ifle de Wallis - Antique Map from 1774

Genuine antique
dated:

1774

Description:

Coastal profiles of five islands in or adjacent to the Tonga
Islands group which Wallis explored in the Dolphin, from 28th July 1767;

1. Sir Charles Saunders Island [Maiao] in
the Windward Islands of the Society Islands
2. Osnaburg Island [Mehetia] in the Society Islands in the vicinity of Wallis Island
3. Admiral Keppel Island of Wallis [Niuatoputapu]
4. Boscawens Island
[Tafahi] which adjoins Niuatoputapu
5. Wallis Island in the
Wallis and Futuna Island group. 

From the French edition of Hawkesworth, An Account of the Voyages Undertaken by the Order of His Present Majesty for Making Discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere,…

 

Mapmaker:

Samuel Wallis (1728-1795) 

British naval officer and Pacific explorer. Wallis was born in Cornwall and served under John Byron. In 1766 he was promoted to captain and was given the command of HMS Dolphin in 1751 as part of an expedition led by Philip Carteret in the Swallow with an assignment to circumnavigate the globe. The two ships were parted by a storm shortly after sailing through the Strait of Magellan, Wallis continued to Tahiti, which he named “King George the Third’s Island” in honour of the King. 

Wallis himself was ill and remained in his cabin: lieutenant Tobias Furneaux was the first to set foot, hoisting a pennant and turning a turf, taking possession in the name of His Majesty. Dolphin stayed in Matavai Bay in Tahiti for over a month. Wallis went on to name or rename five more islands in the Society Islands and six atolls in the Tuamotu Islands, as well as confirming the locations of Rongerik and Rongelap in the Marshall Islands. He renamed the Polynesian island of Uvea as Wallis after himself, before reaching Tinian in the Mariana Islands. 

He continued to Batavia, where many of the crew died from dysentery, then via the Cape of Good Hope to England, arriving in May 1768. He was able to pass on useful information to James Cook who was due to depart shortly for the Pacific, and some of the crew from the Dolphin sailed with Cook. 

In 1780 Wallis was appointed Commissioner of the Admiralty.

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