CARTE GENERALE DES DECOUVERTES FAITES EN 1787 DANS LES MERS DE CHINE ET DE TARTARIE OU DEPUIS MANILLE JUSQU'A AVATSCHA.

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Jean Francois Galoup La Perouse


Carte Generale des Decouvertes Faites en 1787 dans les Mers de Chine et de Tartarie ou depuis Manille jusqu'a Avatscha.

Copper plate engraving, 1797
26 3/4 x 19 3/8" (68 x 49.2 cm plus margins.
Good condition. Black & white.
LOCATION: New York City

Inventory Number: 81009
Price: $795.00
Publisher : Paris: L'Imprimerie de la Republique
A map of the western Pacific Ocean by La Perouse. This map extends from the Northern Philippines to the southern tip of Kamchatka. In 1785 a French scientific expedition under the command of Comte de Jean Francois Galoup la Perouse set out with two ships, "Boussole" and "Astrolabe," to circumnavigate the world. A great deal of mapping was performed in the Pacific Northwest, California coastline and Pacific basin in general of which this fine chart of Monterey Bay is one. The voyage turned out to be destined to an unfortunate fate. La Perouse stopped in Botany Bay, Australia, where he left letters and his journals. The ships left for France and were never heard from again. In 1826 the remains of the two vessels were found on an island north of the New Hebrides. See Cartography of the Northwest Coast of America.... by Henry R. Wagner, pp.199-201. Maps

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