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David Rumsey Historical Map Collection
France. Depot-general de la Marine; Gutierrez de la Concha, Juan; Malaspina, Alessandro, 1754-1809; Spain. Marina
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Ste. Helene, Melo.
Depot de la Marine
Atlas Map; Chart Map
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Two engraved maps. Relief shown hachures; soundings in brasses francaises. Includes "Vue de l'Entree du Port de Ste. Helene ..." Scales of maps (ca. 1:23,500) and (ca. 1:26,000). "No. 205,2." Includes logo of the Depot.
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Plan du Port de Ste. Helene a la cote des Patagons levee en 1794 a bord des Corvettes Espagnoles la Descubierta et l'Atrevida ... Plan du Port de Melo dans la partie n. du Golfe de St. George, leve en 1795 par Don Juan Gutierres de la Concha, Capitaine de Fregate de la Marine d'Espagne. Publie par ordre du Roi. Sous le Ministere de M. le Baron Portal. Au Depot general de la Marine en 1821. Grave par Vicq.
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Vicq, engraver.
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France. Depot-general de la Marine
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Neptune des cotes occidentales d'Amerique sur le Grand Ocean.
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Cf. National Maritime Museum. Catalogue, 256.
Pub Note:
This volume 7 of Neptune Francois forms an extensive atlas of charts of the western coasts of North and South America, with most charts dated or updated to the 1820's. 25 charts are listed in the index, yet 36 charts are present here. This copy is from the library of the Duc d'Orleans. This issue must be later than the NMM 256, since it has 10 extra charts dated from 1823 to 1828; the latest date in NMM256 is 1822. The eight Vancouver charts appear to be original issues or restrikes from the original plates; the La Perouse charts are absolutely restrikes on newer paper, with the Mappe Monde updated in Australia to show the coastal discoveries in the south. The progression of engraving style from the La Perouse to the 1828 charts is most interesting. The charts of Mexico and South America are largely copies of the Spanish Marine charts issued in the early 1800s showing the Malaspina Expedition tracks (see W. Heckrotte's copy of the Spanish charts). Bound in full red leather covers with decorative gold border and the same titles as above stamped on the spine.
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Chart Atlas
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Rumsey Collection
Ownership Statement:
Copyright 2005
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Plan du Port de Ste. Helene a la cote des Patagons levee en 1794 a bord des Corvette…