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Auction 106, Lot 569

"[Lot of 3 - Kamchatka]", La Perouse, Comte Jean F. Galoup, de

Subject: Exploration

Period: 1797 (published)


Color: Black & White

15.9 x 10 inches
40.4 x 25.4 cm
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Three interesting copper engraved views of villages in Chinese Tartary and Kamchatka. 1. "Tombeaux de la Baie de Castries" 2. "Vue de St. Pierre et St. Paul au Kamtschatka" 3 "Costumes des Habitans de la Baie de Castries" Jean-Francois de Galaup, Comte de La Perouse commanded a French scientific expedition to the Pacific in 1785-88. Recognized as one the foremost naval commanders and navigators in France, he was selected by King Louis XVI to complete Captain James Cook's exploration of the western Pacific. La Perouse explored the coasts of the Gulf of Alaska and northwestern North America in search of the fabled Northwest Passage. After leaving America his expedition continued on to Asia where he explored from Kamchatka to Macao and the Solomon Islands in the South Pacific. His expedition vanished shortly after leaving Botany Bay, Australia, in 1788.


Condition: B

Faint damp stains in upper left corners.

Estimate: $140 - $170

Sold for: $100

Closed on 3/3/2004