Auction 112, Lot 722

"Plan of Easter Island [on sheet with] Plan of Cook's Bay", La Perouse, Comte Jean F. Galoup, de

Subject: Pacific Islands

Period: 1798 (dated)

Publication: A Voyage Round the World

Color: Hand Color

Size:
20 x 15 inches
50.8 x 38.1 cm

Two plans on sheet, together with four profile views of Easter Island. Comte Jean Francois Galoup de la Perouse, a French Navy Commander, visited Easter Island in April 1786 when he anchored in Cook's Bay. His visit was brief as there was no wood or water readily available with which to restock. The chart shows the location of his encampment at Cook's Bay. Published by G.G & J Robinson in the English edition.

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Condition: B

Creased in bottom corners with minor surface soil.

Estimate: $240 - $300

Sold for: $180

Closed on 9/28/2005

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