LA PÉROUSE, Jean Francois de Galaup.Engraved by L. AUBERT.
PLAN DE LA BAIE DE CASTURIES SITUEÉ SUR LA CÔTE ORIENTALE DE TARTARIE,
par 51 21' o" de Latitude Nord et 139 39' o" de Longitude Orientale du Méridien de Paris, levé en Juillet 1787. PAR S.NE BERNIZET sous l'inspection de M. de la Pérouse.
From the Voyages of La Pérouse who 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. An attractive sea chart showing a bay at the coast of Eastern Tartary. Relief shown by hachures; depths by soundings. This is how this part of La Pérouse’s journey was described in a diary: ‘On 11 August, they reached the southwestern point of Sakhalin Island, which La Pérouse named Cap Crillon (Mys Kril’on). The ships anchored near Mys Kril’on and Vaujuas went ashore where he met more Ainu people, some of whom also visited the ship. The ships began to sail through the strait the next day. La Pérouse called it Canal de Castries but it would later be called La Perouse Strait.’
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Copper engraving. Hand coloured. Very good condition. Faint vertical waterstains. Some very slight browning to lower margin. Good margins. Size: 68 x 49 cm. (27 x 19 inches)