La Pérouse Map of the World. 1 1797 Voyage Large Original Folio Engraving

Map of the World – Mappe Monde ou Carte Reduite des Parties Connues du Globe Pour fervir au Voyage de la Pérouse. Information: This engraving is from Jean Francois de Galaup La. Atlas du Voyage de La Perouse. It was printed in Paris by l’Imprimerie de la République in 1797. This engraving is from the atlas volume of the first edition of the official account of the famous but ill-fated voyage of La. La Pérouse’s expedition was one of the most important scientific explorations ever undertaken to the Pacific and the west coast of North America… The charge to the expedition [which took place between 1785 and 1788] was to examine such parts of the region as had not been explored by Captain Cook; to seek for an interoceanic passage; to make scientific observations on the various countries, peoples, and products; to obtain reliable information about the fur trade and the extent of Spanish settlements in California; and to promote the inducements for French enterprise in that quarter… La Pérouse and his men did important geographical research… The voyage also included the first foreign scientific group ever to visit Alta California two of the plates depict a bee-eater and a male and female partridge of California. There are also maps and plans of San Francisco, Monterery, and San Diego… La Pérouse sent dispatches back to France from Kamchatka and Botany Bay. The two ships then set sail from Botany Bay, in 1788, and were never heard from again. (Hill) When it became clear that something had happened to the expedition, a decision was made to publish the journals he had transmitted home. It was not until the 1820s that the wrecks of his ships were discovered on a reef in the Santa Cruz group. La Pérouse’s voyage is notable for its superb mapping of the Alaskan and California coasts, including maps of San Diego, Monterey, and the whole Northwest Coast. The atlas also contained numerous interesting views on the coast, and in California and the Pacific, as well as botanical and natural history plates. Guarantee: This print is an original antique print and not a modern reproduction. I guarantee this print to be authentic. Due to its age, some imperfections can be expected. Please view the detailed photo(s) below carefully. If other arrangements need to be made, please contact me. Jean Francois de Galaup La Pérouse. Atlas du Voyage de La Pérouse. Paper Type: Large Fold-Out Folio. Original Descriptive Text: Provided when Available. Condition: Overall Very Good to Excellent. There is a very small hole from wear a the upper center fold. There may be a few minor imperfections to be expected with age. Please review the image carefully for condition. To view all our listings , please follow this link or the links below. The item “La Pérouse Map of the World. 1 1797 Voyage Large Original Folio Engraving” is in sale since Sunday, April 19, 2020. This item is in the category “Antiques\Decorative Arts\Other Antique Decorative Arts”. The seller is “antiqueprint” and is located in Franklin, Tennessee. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Style: Engraving
  • Age: 1797
  • Primary Material: Paper
  • Maker: Jean Francois de Galaup La Pérouse
  • Original/Reproduction: Original
  • Color: Black & White
  • Country/Region of Origin: France
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