CARTE PARTICULIERE DE LA COTE DU NORD-OUEST DE L'AMERIQUE RECONNUE PAR LES FREGATES FRANCAISES LA BOUSSOLE ET L'ASTROLABE EN 1786. 3E. FEUILLE.

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Jean Francois Galoup La Perouse


Carte Particuliere de la cote du nord-ouest de l'Amerique reconnue par les Fregates Francaises la Boussole et l'Astrolabe en 1786. 3e. feuille.

Engraving, 1797
19 1/2 x 26 7/8" (454 x 683 mm) plus margins.
Good condition. Black & white.
LOCATION: New York City

Inventory Number: 79777
Price: $425.00
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This chart shows an area from Monterey Bay almost to Columbia River. La Perouse was selected by King Louis XVI to complete Captain James Cook's exploration of the western Pacific. Jean-Francois de Galaup & Comte de La Perouse commanded a French scientific expedition which set sail from France in 1785. The Boussole & Astrolabe with all aboard was shipwrecked in 1788 but the narrative, maps, and views survived and were published in 1797. La Perouse explored the coasts of the Gulf of Alaska and northwestern North America in search of the fabled Northwest Passage. After leaving America his expedition continued across the Pacific to Asia. This plate is from the French. Maps

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