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A Mercator's chart of the islands within two thousand miles of Otaheite [cartographic material]
Bib ID 3545086
Format MapMap, OnlineOnline
Author
Faden, William, 1749-1836
 
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Scale Scale [ca. 1:3,802,000], an inch to one degree of longitude. 
Description [London] : Published as the Act directs for the benefit of the Missionary Society by W. Faden, Charing Cross ..., June 1st, 1797 
1 map : col. ; 72 x 127 cm. 
Notes

Map of the South Pacific Islands centred around Otaheite [i.e. Tahiti] in the Society Islands stretching to the west with the Friendly Island [i.e. Tonga] and the Navigators Islands [i.e. Samoa]; to the east with the Marquesas Islands and eastern French Polynesia. The map features the seatracks of many explorers and many useful historical notes concerning many individual islands. Relief is shown pictorially.

Text block is included on the map outlining the sources of this historical information and its reliability such as the accuracy of the seatracks of the Spanish explorers.

Dedication on map: "To the directors and members of the Missionary Society, instituted in London, 22 Sept. 1795, this chart constructed for the use of the Mariners and Missionaries who sailed in the ship Duff from Spithead 22 Sept. 1796 is inscribed by their affectionate brother and devoted servant, Samuel Greatheed".

Also available in an electronic version via the Internet at: http:/­/­nla.gov.au/­nla.map-rm570

Subjects Oceania - Discovery and exploration - Maps - Early works to 1800.
Time Coverage 1550-1800 
Other authors/contributors London Missionary Society
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Chart of the islands within two thousand miles of Otaheite

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