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Auction 107, Lot 115

"Carte Particuliere de la Cote du Nord-Ouest de l'Amerique reconnue par les Fregates Francaises la Boussole et l'Astrolabe en 1786. 2e. Feuille", La Perouse, Comte Jean F. Galoup, de

Subject: Western Canada & United States

Period: 1799 (published)

Publication: Atlas du Voyage de la Perouse

Color: Hand Color

27 x 19.6 inches
68.6 x 49.8 cm
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Large-scale map of the western coast of Canada from Cap Rond (in present-day Oregon) to Bay de Clonard (Graham Island) showing only the parts of the coast surveyed and most significantly missing the mouth of the Columbia River and the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Jean-Francois de Galaup, Comte de La Perouse commanded a French scientific expedition to the Pacific in 1785-88. Recognized as one of 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.

References: Wagner #844.

Condition: B

Folding as issued with tiny binding tear repaired. Slight soil along folds.

Estimate: $230 - $275


Closed on 6/9/2004