"Carte Generale de l'Asie, ou se Trouvent les Decouvertes des Iles, de Bougainville, Surville, Dampierre, & La Perouse", Herisson, Eustache
Period: 1806 (dated)
Color: Hand Color
30.5 x 20.8 inches
77.5 x 52.8 cm
This handsome map charts the sea routes and discoveries of Cook and Surville in eastern Asia and the Pacific, and identifies additional discoveries by Bougainville, Dampierre and La Perouse. The southern coast of Papua New Guinea is still not delineated. Published by Basset.
Original outline color with light soiling and toning in blank margins. There is a light crease adjacent to centerfold with two small cracks in China. There are a minor abrasion along border at right and an old ink stain in blank area of map image also at right, as well as two small worm holes near centerfold at top. A tear that enters map image 2" at bottom center has been closed on verso with archival materials.