C1787

Carte de la partie meridionale de la mer du Sud qui represente les decouvertes faites avant 1764 gravee d'apres la carte de Mr. le Chevalier Dalrymple sous la direction de Mr. De Vaugondy, Geog? ord? du Roi et Censeur royal, 1774

C.18th French map of Australia and the south Pacific Ocean showing the routes of explorers before 1764. Australia, and New Zealand are shown with the discoveries made by Abel Tasman on his two voyages of exploration in 1642-3. From Philippe … Read Full Description

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Carte de la partie meridionale de la mer du Sud qui represente les decouvertes faites avant 1764 gravee d’apres la carte de Mr. le Chevalier Dalrymple sous la direction de Mr. De Vaugondy, Geog? ord? du Roi et Censeur royal, 1774

Date:

C1787

Condition:

In good condition with folds as issued. Very wide margins.

Technique:

Hand coloured copper engraving.

Image Size: 

465mm 
x 180mm

Paper Size: 

516mm 
x 335mm
AUTHENTICITY
Carte de la partie meridionale de la mer du Sud qui represente les decouvertes faites avant 1764 gravee d'apres la carte de Mr. le Chevalier Dalrymple sous la direction de Mr. De Vaugondy, Geog? ord? du Roi et Censeur royal, 1774 - Antique Map from 1787

Genuine antique
dated:

1787

Description:

C.18th French map of Australia and the south Pacific Ocean showing the routes of explorers before 1764. Australia, and New Zealand are shown with the discoveries made by Abel Tasman on his two voyages of exploration in 1642-3.

From Philippe de Pretot, Etienne Andre, Atlas universal pour l’etude de la geographe et de l’histoire ancienne et moderne

References:
Tooley, R.V. The Mapping of Australia. London 1979: 961.
Phillips, P. A List of Geographical Atlases in the Library of Congress. Washington 1973: 663.


Collections:
National Library Australia: Bib ID 2912365

Etienne Philippe De Pretot (1710 - 1787)

Pretot was appointed Royal Censor, he composed and partly directed the Course of Studies for the Military School. He was also responsible for supervising the reprint of the Latin classics, given by Antoine-Urbain Coustelier and, from 1747 to 1755 and published the Works of Catullus, Tibullus, Properce, Salluste, Virgile, Horace, Juvénal, Perse, Phèdre, Lucrèce , Velléius Paterculus, Eutrope et Térence, which he accompanied by explanatory notes and scholarly prefaces. He published two atlases containing decorative maps engraved by some of the most notable engravers of the time.

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