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Plan of the Bay of Conception in Chili ...

  • ARTIST: Jean Francois Galoup La Perouse

  • PUBLISHER: Published by G. G. & J. Robinson, Paternoster Row, London.

  • MEDIUM: Engraving,

    DATE: 1798

  • EDITION SIZE: Image size 9 3/4 x 14 3/4" (249 x 364 mm).

  • DESCRIPTION: 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.


  • CONDITION: Good condition. Black & white.