Stock ID #174896 The North side of Queen Charlotte's Islands as it appeared running along shore to the Westward. PACIFIC - MAP, JOHN WALKER, ENGRAVER.

The North side of Queen Charlotte's Islands as it appeared running along shore to the Westward...

(London). Alexander Hogg at the King's Arms. [circa 1784]. Stock ID #174896

Engraved map in triptych, on laid paper, 20.1 x 32.7 cm, three insets: cross section of the north side of Queen Charlotte's Islands (Solomon Islands) with detail of a volcano "6 leagues North"; Swallow's Bay Harbour; and Byron's Harbour, early hand colour, trimmed to the plate mark at the top edge, neat sealed tear affecting the publisher's caption, slight edge wear and paper toning, but a most attractive map in very good condition.

Attractive engraving of the Queen Charlotte's Islands (Solomon Islands). The Islands were named for the consort of King George III, by Philip Carteret, the British naval officer and explorer who participated in two of the Royal Navy's circumnavigation expeditions in 1764–66 and 1766–69. His ship the Swallow gave her name to the Bay, and Carteret's commanding officer on the first of his voyages, John Byron, to the Harbour, depicted in this most attractive early chart.

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