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3599Coming Soon!DetailsMoll, Herman1699
First printed map focused on the Galapagos Islands (French ed.)
Moll, Herman
1699
$450.00Moll--HermanFirst-printed-map-focused-on-the-Galapagos-Islands-(French-ed-)French language version of this scarce map of the Galapagos Islands which is the <b>earliest printed map of the Galapagos</b>. This small antique engraved map was based on a manuscipt map drawn by <b>William Ambrosia Cowley</b>. Cowley was sailing master of a pirate ship captained by John Eaton in 1684 when they made landfall at the Galapagos Islands in the Pacific Ocean. Cowley's narrative of the voyage entitled 'Cowley's Voyage Around the Globe' was published in English in the 'COLLECTION OF ORIGINAL VOYAGES' by William Hacke from London in 1699. <br></br> In Cowley's manuscript journal he recorded his first observations of the Galapagos: <div class="indenttextblock"> "Then we came to an Anchor in a very good Harbour, lying toward the Northernmost end of a fine Island, under the Equinoctial Line: Here being great plenty of Provisions, as Fish, Sea and Land Tortoises, some of which weighed at least 200 Pound weight, which are excellent good Food. Here are also abundance of Fowls, viz. Flemingoes and Turtle Doves; the latter whereof were so tame, that they would often alight upon our Hats and Arms, so as that we could take them alive, they not fearing Man, until such time as some of our Company did fire at them, whereby they were rendered more shy." (Cowley, W.A., "Cowley's Voyage Around the Globe" <a href="http://www.galapagos.to/TEXTS/COWLEY.HTM#GalapagosSection" target="_blank">Internet</a>) </div> <br></br> <b>Cowley's Names of the Galapagos Islands from English Edition </b> <ul style="list-style-type: circle;margin: 2em;"> <li>King Charles's Island <li>Crossman's Island <li>Brattles Island <li>Sir Anthony Dean's Island <li>Eure's Island <li>Dassigneys Island <li>Bindlos's Island <li>Duke of York's Island <li>Duke of Norfolk's Island <li>Duke of York's Island <li>Duke of Albemarle's Island <li>Sir John Narborough's <li>Cowley's enchanted Island <li>Earl of Abington's Island <li>Lord Cullpepper's <li>Lord Wamman's </ul>
883Coming Soon!DetailsDuperrey, Louis-Isidore1827
Old chart of the Galapagos Islands and anchorages
Duperrey, Louis-Isidore
1827
$550.00Duperrey--Louis-IsidoreOld-chart-of-the-Galapagos-Islands-and-anchoragesAntique French copper-plate engraved charts of the <b>Galapagos Islands</b> (Ecuador) and three ports in Colombia. Six charts and plans on a single sheet of heavy wove paper by Duperrey from the "Voyage autour du monde, exécuté par ordre du Roi, sur la corvette de Sa Majesté, La Coquille, pendant les années 1822, 1823, 1824 et 1825". Published by the Depot de la Marine - Hyd. Fr. N°. 725 N°. 42. <br></br> The charts include the following: <div class="indenttextblock"> <ul> <li>Carte des Iles Gallapagos d'aprés les observationes faites par Vancouver en 1791, par Davidson et le Capt. B. Hall en 1822. </li> <li>Plan de la Baie Albany (Iles Gallapagos)</li> <li>Plan de Mouillage de L'Ile Hood (Iles Gallapagos)</li> <li>Plan de la Baye Salango (Colombie)</li> <li>Plan du Mouillage de Tacames (Colombie)</li> <li>Plan du Banc de la Perle (Ile de la Perle)</li> </ul> </div> The <b>Banc de la Perle</b> is significant in that it was there that two British whalers grounded and were lost on April 24th, 1822. The combined crews salvaged parts and built a new vessel, the Deliverance, which some of the crew then sailed to Hawaii. The wreck site lay hidden until it was rediscovered by NOAA divers in 2004. <div class="indenttextblock"> (Pearl Site Survey 2006. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. <a href="http://sanctuaries.noaa.gov/maritime/expeditions/pearl.html" target="_blank">Internet</a>) </div>