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Collection:
David Rumsey Historical Map Collection
Author:
La Perouse, Jean-Francois de Galaup, comte de, 1741-1788
Date:
1828
Short Title:
Mappemonde.
Publisher:
Depot de la Marine
Paris
Type:
Chart Map
Obj Height cm:
60
Obj Width cm:
94
Scale 1:
50,000,000
Note:
Engraved map. Emphasizes coastal detail; shows route of La Perouse. Prime meridian: Paris.
Reference:
Cf. Phillips. Maps of America, p. 1095; Wagner, H.R. Cartog. of the NW coast, 837; Falk, M.W. Alaskan maps, 1797-5 (1797 ed.)
World Area:
World
Full Title:
Mappemonde ou carte reduite des parties connues du globe pour servir au Voyage de La Perouse, fait dans les annees 1785, 86, 87, et 88. Atlas du Voyage de la Perouse no. 1. (Paris: Depot-general de la Marine, 1828)
List No:
0233.001
Page No:
(0)
Series No:
4
Publication Author:
France. Depot-general de la Marine
Pub Date:
1828
Pub Title:
Neptune des cotes occidentales d'Amerique sur le Grand Ocean.
Pub Reference:
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.
Pub List No:
0233.000
Pub Type:
Chart Atlas
Pub Maps:
35
Pub Height cm:
68
Pub Width cm:
52
Image No:
0233001
Institution:
Rumsey Collection
Ownership Statement:
Copyright 2005
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