Auction 126, Lot 785

"Partie de la Mer du Sud Comprise Entre les Philippines et la Californie [on sheet with] Partie de la Mer du Sud Comprise Entre les Philippines et la Californie", La Perouse, Comte Jean F. Galoup, de

Subject: Pacific Ocean

Period: 1797 (published)

Publication: Atlas du Voyage de la Perouse

Color: Hand Color

Size:
26.8 x 19.2 inches
68.1 x 48.8 cm

An interesting large sheet with two maps that cover the same area of the central Pacific. The top chart shows the routes of the Spanish galleons from Acapulco to the Philippines along with the track of Commodore Anson. This chart does not show the Hawaiian Islands, as they were unknown to the Spanish. The bottom chart shows La Perouse's route from Monterey, through Hawaii and the Mariannes, to Macao.

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Condition: A+

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $375

Closed on 12/3/2008

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