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Collection:
David Rumsey Historical Map Collection
Author:
La Perouse, Jean-Francois de Galaup, comte de, 1741-1788
Date:
1797
Short Title:
Mer du Sud.
Publisher:
L'Imprimerie de la Republique
Paris
Type:
Atlas Map; Chart Map
Obj Height cm:
51
Obj Width cm:
69
Scale 1:
36,000,000
Note:
Engraved map. Emphasizes coastal detail; shows route of La Perouse. Prime meridian: Paris.
Reference:
Phillips. Maps of America, p. 648; Wagner, H.R. Cartog. of the NW coast, 838; Tooley, R.V. The mapping of Australia and Antarctica, p. 111, no. 834; Falk, M.W. Alaskan maps, 1797-6.
World Area:
Pacific; Western Hemisphere
Full Title:
Carte du Grand Ocean ou Mer du Sud. Dressee pour la Relation du Voyage de Decouvertes faites par les Fregates Francaises la Boussole et l'Astrolabe dans les annees 1785, 86, 87, et 88. P.F. Tardieu sculp. Atlas du Voyage de la Perouse no. 3. (Paris: L'Imprimerie de la Republique, An V, 1797)
List No:
3355.003
Page No:
No. 3
Series No:
5
Engraver or Printer:
Tardieu, P. F.
Publication Author:
La Perouse, Jean-Francois de Galaup, comte de, 1741-1788
Pub Date:
1797
Pub Title:
Atlas du voyage de La Perouse. (title page only) Dessine par J. M. Moreau le Jeune. Grave par Ph. Triere. L. Aubert scripsit.
Pub Reference:
Phillips, 688; Howes. U.S.iana, 93; Mickwitz. A.E. Nordenskiold Collection ... annotated catalogue of maps made up to 1800, v.2 no. 133.
Pub Note:
La Perouse set sail from France in 1785 to continue the discoveries of Captain Cook. He was shipwrecked in 1788 but his narrative, maps, and views survived and were published in 1797. This copy consists of the Atlas only to the First French edition. It is an exceptional copy, with very strong impressions. It should be compared to the smaller English Atlas of 1799. Maps are without color and bound in half leather brown marbled paper covered boards with "La Perouse's Voyages. Atlas" stamped in gilt on the spine. Issued to accompany: Voyage de la Perouse autour du monde ... an V (1797)
Pub List No:
3355.000
Pub Type:
Chart Atlas; World Atlas
Pub Maps:
34
Pub Height cm:
56
Pub Width cm:
41
Image No:
3355003
Institution:
Rumsey Collection
Ownership Statement:
Copyright 2005
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