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‎ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT MAP of EASTER ISLAND "Plano de la Ensenada de Gonzales en la Isla de San Carlos."‎

‎Spain: 1770. Single sheet float mounted and framed and glazed on both sides sheet size: 14 x 16 inches; 13 2/8 x 15 6/8 inches to the neat line. FINE ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT MAP OF the ANCHORAGE AT EASTER ISLAND in pen and ink and water-colour wash old vertical and horizontal folds. Provenance: early manuscript annotations on verso; with Maggs Bros Ltd. London their catalogue entry dated October 1940. A fine map showing the Anchorage at Easter Island from the 1770 Spanish expedition to claim the island for Spain. The full title inscribed above the key in the upper left-hand corner is: "Plano de la Ensenada de Gonzales en la Isla de San Carlos Alias de David situado en los 27 degrees 6' y en Long. 264 degrees Meridiano de Tenerife segun el calculo y observaciones echas en la Fragata Sta. Rosalia del mando de su Capn. Dn. Antonio Domonte que salio del Puerto del Caliao en 10 de 8bre. De 70 en conserva del No. Sn. Lorenzo hacer la descubierta y reconocimiento de della Isla" A fascinating historical document regarding the early knowledge of Easter Island and the history of its discovery by European explorers. Located in the South Pacific between Chile and Tahiti Easter Island or Rapanui is one of the most isolated inhabited islands in the world. Archeologists have proposed that it was settled sometime before the 4th century AD probably by natives from elsewhere in Eastern Polynesia perhaps the Marquesas. In any event on Easter Sunday 1722 the island's isolation ended when three ships under the command of Jacob Roggeveen came upon it and made preliminary explorations. A wild account of the time there and other adventures was published by a member of the crew Fredrich Behrens thus commencing the tradition of strange tales that have become such a major part of the literature of the island. It was not until almost 50 years later that further contact was made with the island with the 1770 Spanish expedition to Rapanui under the command of Felipe Gonzalez y Haedo. The arrival of the Spanish at Easter Island was not accidental; they were seeking to claim the island in order to prevent the English from doing so. In an elaborate ceremony complete with flags and cannon Gonzalez took possession of the "Isla de San Carlos" named for his king. However the Spanish colonization initiative went no further and the question of a claim there was never taken up but several excellent maps including the present rare example came out of the expedition. Drawn by a member of the Spanish crew this map shows the anchorage at Easter Island which was named "Ensenada de Gonzales" in honor of the captain. At the top it also includes profile drawings of the coast showing the locations of several of the famous stone figures. The map's inscription notes that it was drawn according to observations made aboard the frigate Santa Rosalia one of two ships on the expedition. [Spain: 1770]. unknown‎

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Arader Galleries
United States Estados Unidos Estados Unidos États-Unis
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‎Fischer, Hermann‎

‎Schatten auf der Osterinsel. Plädoyer für ein vergessenes Volk.‎

‎Oldenburg, Bibliotheks- und Informationssystem [bis], 1998. Broschiert, gr-8°, 247 S., zahlreiche Abbildungen; -Einband etwas berieben, ordentliches Exemplar.‎

‎ISBN 381420588x‎

Bookseller reference : 9677

Antiquariat Atlas
DE - Hamburg
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‎Heyerdahl, Thor‎

‎Aku-Aku: The Secret of Easter Island‎

‎First American Edition, Third Printing. Thick octavo. Fine in tan cloth with blind-stamped illustration on front board; spine brightly gilt. In a Very Good+ pictorial dust jacket. Illustrated throughout with 62 full-page photographic plates in color. 384pp. Hardcover.‎


Johanson Rare Books
Baltimore, MD, US
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‎Lorenzo Dominguez‎

‎Las Esculturas de la Isla de Pascua.‎

‎República, Argentina, Buenos Aires, 1968. origi.Leinenband im Schuber, 4°, 263 Seiten. Text auf spanisch.‎

‎Schuber vergilbt und berieben sowie an den Kanten bestossen Buch sehr guter Zustand.‎

Bookseller reference : 50877 ISBN : 608


‎EASTER ISLAND, A Stone-Age Civilisation of the Pacific‎

‎Book CluB ASSOCIATES. 1974. In-8 Carré. Relié, Jaquette. Bon état. Couv. convenable. Dos satisfaisant. Intérieur frais. 252 pages. Illustré de dessins et de photos en noir et blanc, dans et hors texte. Dos insolé.‎

‎Trans. from the French by Michael BULLOCK.‎

Bookseller reference : RO60140169

Livre Rare Book / Le Village du Livre
Sablons France Francia França France
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‎Picker, Fred‎

‎Fred Picker‎

‎A clean, unread book with a tight binding. 8 3/8"w x 10 1/4"h. "Fred Picker is the author of 'The Zone VI Workshop,' 'The Fine Print,' "Rapa Nui' (Easter Island) with Thor Heyerdahl, and 'The Icelandic Portfolio.' He designs and makets photgraphic equipment, publishes a quarterly newsletter, directs a summer workshop program, and was a consultant to the Polaroid Corporation."‎

‎Royal Canadian Geographical Society (William J. Megill - editor)‎

‎Canadian Geographical Journal, 1971, 12 Volumes Bound in Hardcover‎

‎Twelve volumes bound in hardcover comprising the complete year 1971. Blue cloth. Gilt lettering to spine. Very good condition. Over two kilograms unpacked -- extra shipping charges will be requested!! Note: We have over 200 issues of Canadian Geographic Journal in stock; contact us directly for your orders! Articles for the year 1971 include the following subjects: Old Trail Fort Carlton Prince Albert Settlement; Lonely Grave Ellesmere Island; Pacific Discovery; Hurricane Insurance Metropolitan Toronto; Coastal Scenes Prince Edward Island; Wascana Centre; Trading Posts Moose-Michipicoten Trade Route; Samarkand Central Soviet Asia; Upper Canada Settlement Saga; Cruise Ships Prairies; Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre; Fisheries Research Board Arctic Canada; Saint-Jean-Port-Joli; Wells Canol; Canada's Northern Niagaras; Buffalo Millions; Forillon National Park; Northern Labrador; Figurestones Gotland; Irish Mineral Development Canadian Participation; John Lewis Robinson; Henry Hudson Americas Explorer; Water Use Great Lakes Basin; Agate Beauty; Independent Mali; Canada Canadian Agriculture Research History; Frances Ann Hopkins Canoe Painter; Kesagami Experience; CUSO Volunteer Madagascar; Naskapis Labrador; Jack Miner Bird Sanctuary; Louisburg Fortress; Travels Northern Alberta; St. Pierre Miquelon; North American Arctic Petroleum Development; British Columbia Centennial Canoe Pageant; Easter Island; Dinosaur Disappearance Extinction. All books in stock and available for immediate shipment from Winnipeg, Manitoba.‎

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