Auction 102, Lot 27

"Carte Reduite d'apres celle de Laperouse", La Perouse, Comte Jean F. Galoup, de

Subject: World

Period: 1797 (published)

Publication:

Color: Black & White

Size:
20.5 x 16.8 inches
52.1 x 42.7 cm

Nice world map on Mercator's Projection with a surprising amount of detail. Similar to the key map of La Perouse's explorations showing his significant world voyage in 1785 - 88. After exploring a portion of North America's northwest coast, the ill-fated expedition reached Australia in January, 1788. Leaving just a month later, they were never heard from again. While in Australia La Pérouse gave the journals and charts to the Russians or British prior to continuing his voyage. These items eventually arrived in Paris where his important observations and maps were first published in 1797 in four volumes and an atlas.

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Condition: B

Folding, as issued. Closely trimmed at bindering side with 2" loss to neatline, as issued. Small, light water stain in ocean from old paper repair of short tear. A few small spots. Nice impression that shows very well.

Estimate: $200 - $300

Sold for: $100

Closed on 3/5/2003

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