Intereasting map of the southern Pacific ocean, with New Zealand bottom centre. In lower right hand corner a vignette view of a Pacific sailing craft.Interesting decorative and rare map of western New Zealand, eastern Australia and southern Oceanie.
Very interesting for New Zealand in as much that North & South Islands are named as
Eaheinomauwe and Tavai Poenammou. Incomplete south island coast.
From Conrad Malte-Brun's Atlas complet du Precis de la Geographie Universelle. Engraved by Chamouin.
Lapie's map features an attractive vignette based on illustrations by Lesueur. Charles Lesueur was the young artist on Baudin's voyage, famous for his fine illustrations of Australian animals.
Pierre Lapie was the first geographer to the King of France and Chief of the Topographic section of the War Office.
Original colour. Cartouche.
Very good condition.
Engraved by J.B. Tardieu, after Giraldon for an Atlas by Lapie.