C1807

Carte de la partie septentrionale de l'archipel de la Louisiade, decouvert par Bougainville, en 1768; reconnue par le contre-amiral Bruny-Dentrecasteaux, en juin 1793

Mapmaker:

Charles Francois Beautemps-Beaupre (1766 - 1854)

Large scale map of Louisade Archipelago, off the south east coast of New Guinea, showing the tracks of Recherche and Esperance in 1792-1793 from the official account of D’Entrecasteux’s voyage. D’Entrecasteaux in the ships, La Recherche and L’Esp�rance under Huon … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Carte de la partie septentrionale de l’archipel de la Louisiade, decouvert par Bougainville, en 1768; reconnue par le contre-amiral Bruny-Dentrecasteaux, en juin 1793

Date:

C1807

Mapmaker:

Charles Francois Beautemps-Beaupre (1766 - 1854)

Condition:

In good condition. Centre fold as issued. Strong impression and with wide margins.

Technique:

Copper engraving.

Image Size: 

750mm 
x 495mm
AUTHENTICITY
Carte de la partie septentrionale de l'archipel de la Louisiade, decouvert par Bougainville, en 1768; reconnue par le contre-amiral Bruny-Dentrecasteaux, en juin 1793 - Antique Print from 1807

Genuine antique
dated:

1807

Description:

Large scale map of Louisade Archipelago, off the south east coast of New Guinea, showing the tracks of Recherche and Esperance in 1792-1793 from the official account of D’Entrecasteux’s voyage. D’Entrecasteaux in the ships, La Recherche and L’Esp�rance under Huon de Kermadec, sailed in 1791 sailed via the Cape of Good Hope, along the southern Australia coast from Cape Leeuwin easterly, and then into the Pacific. With orders not only to search for La Perouse but to also make scientific discoveries and to chart the coasts. They were instructed to the accuracy of the exisiting earlier Dutch and d’Apres charts of the South Indian and South Pacific Oceans. The hydrographer on the expedition was Beautemps-Beaupre. Tooley 1630

Biography:

Charles-François Beautemps-Beaupré (1766-1854) 

Beautemps-Beaupre was a French hydrographer, hydrographic engineer and cartographer.

He accompanied the D’Entrecasteaux expedition in search of La Pérouse in 1791, and made a valuable contribution of to the charting of the Pacific. Subsequently he was employed in all of the important hydrographic labours undertaken during the First French Empire and the Bourbon Restoration. He was elected a member of the Académie des sciences in 1810 and was appointed chief hydrographer and keeper of the Dépôt de la Marine (predecessor of the Naval Hydrographic and Oceanographic Service) in 1814.

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