C1807

Carte de la partie septentrionale des iles de Bougainville, reconnue par le contre-amiral Bruny- Dentrecasteaux, en juillet 1792

Mapmaker:

Charles Francois Beautemps-Beaupre (1766 - 1854)

Map of Bougainville Island showing the tracks of the ships, Recherche and Esperance. From Atlas du voyage de Bruny-Dentrecasteaux, contre-amiral de France, commandant les fregates la Recherche et l’Esperance, fait par ordre du gouvernement en 1791, 1792 et 1793.

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Full Title:

Carte de la partie septentrionale des iles de Bougainville, reconnue par le contre-amiral Bruny- Dentrecasteaux, en juillet 1792

Date:

C1807

Mapmaker:

Charles Francois Beautemps-Beaupre (1766 - 1854)

Condition:

Splitting to lower centre fold, otherwise in good condition.

Technique:

Copper engraving.

Image Size: 

750mm 
x 490mm
AUTHENTICITY
Carte de la partie septentrionale des iles de Bougainville, reconnue par le contre-amiral Bruny- Dentrecasteaux, en juillet 1792 - Antique Map from 1807

Genuine antique
dated:

1807

Description:

Map of Bougainville Island showing the tracks of the ships, Recherche and Esperance. From Atlas du voyage de Bruny-Dentrecasteaux, contre-amiral de France, commandant les fregates la Recherche et l’Esperance, fait par ordre du gouvernement en 1791, 1792 et 1793.

Mapmaker:

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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