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LA PÉROUSE, Jean Francois de Galaup.

PLAN DE LA BAIE DE LA CONCEPTION.

No.4.

Published: Paris: 1797

Stock code: 56362

Price: £245

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Fine sea chart of the bay and Bio Bio River region with great topographical and hydrological detail. Villages and Fort St. Pierre are depicted. 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. Thirty-eight years later the scattered remains of La Boussole and L’Astrolabe was discovered wrecked on a vicious reef on an atoll in the New Hebrides.

Copper engraving. Hand coloured. Very good condition; slight browning to the centrefold. Size: 57 x 42 cm.

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