Chart of Gambier's Islands, discovered by Capt: James Wilson. in the S
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Author: Wilson, Capt: James
Publisher: T Foot
Date published: 1799Long title: Chart of Gambier's Islands, discovered by Capt: James Wilson. in the Ship Duff. Center of Lat. 23.12.S/ The Isld Longit 22501E. Also known as the Mangareva Islands.. Copper engraving by T Foot with later hand colouring Overall sheet size in off white fully conservation grade mount and back with decorative v groove: 38.2cms x 45.2cms; 231mm x 296mm. The missionary ship Duff, under the command of Captain Wilson, sighted the islands in 1797 naming them for Admiral James Gambier, it was the first missionary voyage to the South Pacific. Three repairs at neatline left hand side, virtually invisible ; old fold as issued; brown marking bottom left and slightdustiness else good.