"Carte d'une Partie du Grand Ocean a l'E. et SE. de la Nouvelle Guinee…", La Perouse, Comte Jean F. Galoup, de
Subject: Australia and Polynesia
Period: 1797 (published)
Color: Hand Color
19.5 x 13.2 inches
49.5 x 33.5 cm
This chart illustrates the voyage of the Spanish explorer Dom Francisco Antonio Maurelle through the Friendly Islands and across the Pacific to the coast of New Guinea in 1781. It includes the Navigators Islands, Fiji, the Hebrides Isles, New Caledonia, the Solomon Islands and the northeast coast of Australia. Many small islands are depicted with notes regarding their sightings by Tasman, Bligh and Maurelle. A publisher's note states that the longitude on the chart has been corrected based on a French chart by Jacques Nicolas Bellin in 1742.
Bit of very faint foxing, else very good.