PART OF THE ISLAND OF QUELPAERT... (CHEJU DO) [ON SHEET WITH] PART OF THE ISLAND OF HOAPINSU ... [AND] PLAN OF THE ISLE DAGELET ... [AND] PART OF THE ISLAND OF BOTOL ... [AND] PLAN OF THE ISLAND OF KUMI ...

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Jean Francois Galoup La Perouse


Part of the Island of Quelpaert... (Cheju Do) [on sheet with] Part of the Island of Hoapinsu ... [and] Plan of the Isle Dagelet ... [and] Part of the Island of Botol ... [and] Plan of the Island of Kumi ...

Engraving, 1798
Image size 14 1/4 x 9 1/2" (362 x 241 mm).
Good condition. Black & white.
LOCATION: New York City

Inventory Number: 56258
Price: $195.00
Publisher : Published by G. G. & J. Robinson, Paternoster Row, London.
These islands are located in the East China Sea. 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 English edition that was published by G. G. & J. Robinson in 1798. Maps

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