MAPPE MONDE OU CARTE REDUITE DES PARTIES CONNUES DU GLOBE ..VOYAGE LA PEROUSE
Date: 1797 Paris
Size: 60*92 cms
Stunning and detailed example of La Perouse's map of the World on Mercator's projection. The map highlights in blue La Perouse's Voyage from France, around Cape Horn, then to Hawaii and the NW Coast of America, south to Oregon, San Francisco and Monterey, then across the Pacific Ocean to Canton, through the Philippines to the Sea of Japan and the Northern Japanese Islands, then to Kamchatka. From Kamchatka, he proceeded to the South Pacific and finally to Port Jackson and Botany Bay, where he met his untimely death. The map displays the most up to date cartography, especially along the NW Coast of America, NE Coast of Asia, Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific. La Perouse's voyage is perhaps second only to the Voyages of James Cook in its impact on cartographic knowledge and discoveries in the second half of the 18th Century.
Very good hand colour printed on heavy paper folds as issued very slight stain at bottom otherwise
Excellent condition for this large scarce World map